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From The Archives 

Gone Fishin' 

Dressed in collared white shirts and khakis, the boys of Ambrose House fished for trout in the pond behind 
their dorm in the late 50s. Their dormmaster, Edgar Dunning, also the business manager for the school and 
one of the Old Guard, helped the boys stock the pond. The boys made 600 catches annually. Sound impossible 
in such a small pond? To learn the whole story, turn to page 22. 

This photograph in the Academy Archives is marked on the back: 

The Eames Studio 
67 Hanover Street 
Manchester, NH 

It may have been taken by Headmaster Ted Eames' brother, Morey, who coached the boys hockey team and 
taught popular sketching classes at the Academy in the 30s. Can anyone identify the boys in the picture? If so, 
please contact Kate Pinkham at, 978-499-3340, or Pescosolido Library, 
The Governor's Academy, 1 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922. 

If you are interested in donating items to the Archives, please contact or Kate Pinkham, The Governor's Academy, 1 Elm St., Byfield, MA 01922. 

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The Archon 

Published since 1884 


John M. Doggett Jr. P'04, '07, '08, '08 


Judith Klein P'99, '08 

Art Director 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 


Robert Latini 
Linda Haas Photography 
Christie Rawlins-Jackson 
Len Rubenstein Photography 

Director of Advancement 

Lori Correale 

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Trustees of The Governor's Academy 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, President 

Christopher C. Beebe '55, Co- Vice President 

Priscilla M. Mclnnis P'02, '03, '06, Co-Vice President 

James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, Secretary 

Steven G. Shapiro'74, P'09, Treasurer 

William L.Alfond '67 

Nathalie E.Ames '85 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 

Christopher W. Collins P'07, '10 

Jonathan J. Doyle P'08, '09 

Henry B. Eaton 70, P'03, '08 

Beverly R. Giblin P'04, '05 

Lauren B. Gudonis P'03 

Kathleen S. Hines P'08, '09 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99, '01 

Thomas M. Mercer Jr. '61 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, '02 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

James M. Pierce '72, P'08 

Peter H. Quimby '85 

Haskell Rhett '54 

Gary A. Rogers P'04, '07 

George S. Scharfe P'95, '95, '00 

Aaron M. Sells '96 

Bruce C.Turner '83 


Alumni Trustees 

Daria C. Grayer '00 
Jason Greenberg '96 
Sarah Willeman '99 

Ex Officio 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, President, Alumni Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, President 

Chris D'Ono '88,Vice President 

Carolyn Nissi '77, Secretary-Treasurer 

Nathalie Ames '85 

David Corbett '91 

Daniel Cross '81 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 (Life Member) 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 

Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 

Paul Nardone '86 

Richard Pew '54 

Matthew Remis '92 

Chris Ruggiero '92 

Brian Rybicki '96 

Gretchen Scharfe '95 

John Tarbell '62 

Marc K.Tucker '68, P'01, '05 

Alison Williams '89 

Jessica Zaplin '99 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 
James C. Deveney Jr. '62, Past President 
John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 
Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 
Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 
Arthur H.Veasey III '68, Past President 


12 Join The Green Cup 

14 Warming To The Globe 

1 6 Academy Teacher Visits 
Classrooms in China 

20 New Orleans Boogie Story 

22 Trout Fishing In Byfield 


TheArchon is published three times a year by The Governor's 
Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 
(978) 465-1763. Letters are welcome from alumni, alumnae, 
parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing 
for reasons of space availability. 







headmaster's message 
development developments 
campus news 
annual report 
class notes 
in memoriam 

Academy Teacher Visits Classrooms in China. 

See page 16. 
Photograph of the Forbidden City by Kathy Guy 





The Arclwn is printed on recycled paper with a minimum of 10% post-consumer waste. It is printed with 
sustainable resource vegetable-based soy inks in accordance with our commitment to the environment. Please 
recycle again. 

eadmaster s message 

Recently, after spending several days chairing a Ten- Year 
Accreditation Committee at the Holderness School, I advised my 
Executive Team to take advantage of any invitation they might 
receive to serve on a visiting accreditation team for another institu- 
tion. I returned to our campus even more appreciative of its beauty 
and strengths, but also invigorated with new ideas gleaned from 
looking at another school in great depth. 

We often speak of the value of life-long learning for our fac- 
ulty and our students. Often, this means taking classes, attending 
conferences, or traveling to new places. My brief stint away from 
campus reinforced how much we can learn from each other if only 
we take the time and effort to pay attention. 

A friend of mine tells a story of Bill Bradley, the former U.S. 
Senator. Bradley was an All American basketball player (and also a 
Rhodes Scholar) at Princeton. One day he was practicing in the 
Lawrenceville School gym, while Princeton's gym was being reno- 
vated. After his hour shoot around, Bradley went to the Athletic 
Director to report that he thought that the basket was an eighth of 
an inch too high. The AD dutifully pulled out his measuring tape 
and was incredulous to find that Bradley was exactly correct. The 
author John McPhee once wrote a profile of Bradley entitled "A 
Sense of Where You Are." The profile focused on Bradley's under- 
standing of the game - his 'game sense' - and his knowing where 
he was on the court at all times. This heightened sensitivity didn't 
appear by magic; it was the result of years of practice and paying 
close attention to everything that occurred on the court. 

As we engage in our everyday fives, we are apt not to notice 
what appears before us - the perception of another person that dif- 

fers from our own, the relationship between an item in the news and 
a piece of literature read in a class, the way a painting or color can 
change the entire feel of a room. When we immerse ourselves in an 
environment other than our own, we are more apt to pick up on 
the details, the nuances, the differences that define that place and 
contrast it from our own homes and schools. Therein, I believe, lies 
much value. We return to our familiar haunts with a new awareness, 
even a heightened perception that can make us both appreciate 
what we have and see that for which we might strive. Indeed, there 
is much we can learn about ourselves and our environments by 
viewing those of others. 

Likewise, I find myself seeking more constructive and creative 
ways to help students (and myself) learn more about the effect of 
what they say and do to others. Developing empathy involves pay- 
ing attention . How do we know when what strikes us as funny may 
be offensive to another? Where is the line between openness and 
sensitivity to others? In what ways can and should adults effectively 
model tolerance, acceptance, and understanding every day? These 
are questions we as educators and parents, as stewards of the young, 
continue to ask and try to answer. 

Here at the Academy, we celebrate the diversity of interests, 
backgrounds, countries, states, religions, ethnicities, and races repre- 
sented by our staff, faculty and students. We also celebrate all the 
commonality we share. We have much to learn from each other. 
Only by developing a "sense of where we are," by paying attention 
to what happens around us, and by opening ourselves to what oth- 
ers say and do, can we grow as individuals, educators, and parents in 
this remarkable community we know as The Governor's Academy. 

3— kO 

John M. Doggett Jr. 

2 TheArchon^ Fall 2007 

coming Parent and 

Sleigh bells Will King at 
holiday Oatherinq 

The Harvard Club of Boston is the place; 
Thursday, December 6 is the date; six to nine 
p.m. is the time for this year's annual Holiday 
Gathering. Parents, alumni, faculty and staff 
always enjoy this opportunity to welcome in 
the holiday season together. Good food, good 
company, and songs of the season performed by 
Academy vocalists always make this evening 

Invitations were sent last month. Be sure to 
send your response soon. 

Saturday, December 8, 2007, 7:30 p.m. 

Join the Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Choruses as we 
celebrate the sounds of the season. Performances 
by featured vocal & instrumental soloists. No 
admission charge. 

Don't Miss 'The Producers'! 

Broadway in Beverly! You bet! The Governor's 
Alumni Council is hosting its annual spring enter- 
tainment event at North Shore Music Theatre this 
year. Alumni and parents are invited to see The 
Producers, the first production of NSMT's 2008 sea- 
son, on Wednesday, May 14. A reception in 
Overtures, the theater's on-site restaurant, will pre- 
cede the show. 

Stay tuned for more details. You don't want to miss this 
feel-good, laugh-out-loud musical! 

Alumni Events: 


Nov. 21 

Dec. 6 

Dec. 8 


Jan. 6 

Young Alumni 
Milestone Stop at 
The Grog, 

Holiday Gathering for 
Alumni and Parents, 
The Harvard Club, 

Whiston • Bragdon 
Arena Dedication 

Winter Alumni Games 

Feb. 15, 16 Winter Parents 

May 14 

The Governor's 
Academy Night at 
The North Shore 
Music Theatre 
"The Producers" 

June 6, 7, 8 Reunion 2008 

Reunion '08 

Mark your calendars, 

3's and 8% because 

Reunion is just around 

the corner on 

June 6-8, 2008. 

If you are interested in assisting 

with your class reunion plans, 

please contact Mike Moonves 

in the Development Office 

at (978) 499-3152 or 

mmoonves @ govsacademy. org. 

class notes 

D e v e 1 op m e n t Developments 

Turf Field Dedication Honors Alfonds 

Bill Alfond '67 talks to members of the 
varsity field hockey team. 

More than 100 members of The Governor's Academy 
community gathered on October 6 to dedicate the new turf 
field, The Alfond - Class of 1967 Field, and to honor and rec- 
ognize Bill '67 and Joan Alfond for the generous lead gift that 
enabled the school to construct the field. Guests included 
members of the Academy's Board of Trustees, faculty, coaches, 
student athletes, members of the Alfond family, and members 
of the Class of 1967. 

Headmaster Marty Doggett and Board of Trustees 
President Jeffrey Gordon '69 both spoke eloquently about the 
Alfonds and their ongoing generous support of The Academy. 
They also stressed how important this new athletic facility is 
to the school community. At the end of the ceremony, varsity 
field hockey coach Tracy Stickney, whose team will be a 
prime user of the field, brought her players to the podium to 
extend their personal thanks to Bill and Joan Alfond. 

Members of the Class of 1967: Reid Pugh, Joe Story, Charlie Murphy, 
Dan Morgan, Ward Westhafer, Stanley Greenberg, Bill Alfond, Rem 

Clark, and Kevin Leary. 

On the Road to NYC and Beyond 

Greenwich reception guests: Edward and Angela 

Valarezo P'09; Bruce '83 and Suzanne Turner; 

Chris Wyle '70; Patricia and Bill '57 HaUenbeck; 

Jack Cutler '70; James Fleming '71; Eric '71 and 

Patti Nietsch; and Marty Doggett. 

4 TheArchon <^> Fall 2007 

Alumni, parents and friends of The 
Governor's Academy, more than 60 
strong, gathered in September at two 
receptions in the greater New York area. 

More than 30 gathered at the 
University Club in Manhattan on 
September 26 for a fun-filled evening 
hosted by Neal McElroy to share memo- 
ries of the past and hear about campus life 
today. President of the Board Jeffrey 
Gordon '69 kicked off the evening. In his 
introduction of the Headmaster, he con- 
veyed his profound appreciation for the 
masters of the past and shared his com- 
mitment and enthusiasm for a promising 

Members of the Academy commu- 

nity also gathered the following evening, 
September 27, at the Indian Harbor Yacht 
Club in Greenwich, CT The evening, 
hosted by Jon and Missy Doyle, P'08, 
P'09, was highlighted by a state of the 
school address by Headmaster Doggett. 
Marty discussed The Academy's commit- 
ment to be "respectful of the past, realistic 
about the present, and optimistic about 
the future." These three principles framed 
the night as Academy faculty such as Peter 
Bidstrup, Director of Admissions, and Lori 
Correale, Director of Development, 
answered questions and mingled late into 
the evening. Alums enjoyed the opportu- 
nity to reconnect with friends and the 
Academy community. 


Tee-Time in 

A perfect fall day greeted more than 100 golfers for the 
Fall Golf Classic sponsored by the Alumni Council on 
Monday, September 24 at the Essex County Club in 
Manchester-By-The-Sea. The field of players included cur- 
rent and past parents, alumni in classes from the early fifties to 
the late nineties, and friends. Proceeds from the event will be 
directed to the Academy's Financial Aid Program. 

Following registration and lunch, the participants tack- 
led the famed Donald Ross layout competing in a best-ball 
format for gross and net prizes. There were also prizes for the 
closest to the pin and the longest drive, and Sudbay Motors 
of Gloucester provided a new car for a hole-in-one. The 
overall winner of the day for low net was the foursome 
hosted by John Menard P'08,'09/09 foUowed closely by 
Trustees Bill Alfond '67 and Jim Rudolph '68, P'05, Mike 
Karin Sr. GP'08,'09 and Headmaster Marty Doggett 
P'04,'07,'08,'08.The low gross winning group included Dick 
and Nancy Harris GP'08,T0. 

After libation and food, Alumni Council President 
Catherine Burgess '91 welcomed everyone and introduced 
Headmaster Doggett who thanked the group for coming and 
supporting the need for financial aid. Mike Moonves and 
Matt Heath of the Development Office, with assistance from 
President Burgess and Nikki DelliColli '90, proceeded to 
award prize and raffle winners. 

Thanks to those who sponsored the luncheon and 
reception, faculty and staff players, and the raffle. Special 
thanks, of course, to the lead sponsor, William A. Berry & 
Son, Inc., and tournament sponsors, W.C. Cammett 
Engineering Inc., Paul McKeon PTO of Bid2Win Software, 
and Daniel and Corrine Doherty PTO. 

A colorful trio: Bob Rex '53, Don Rice '52, Bob Erb '52. 

Catherine Burgess '91, Alumni Council President, and 
Sally Degan '82 arrive for the festivities. 

Jim Rudolph '68, P '05, Bill Afond '67, and Mike Karin GP'08, '09 and 

Headmaster Marty Doggett (not pictured) 
were tournament runners-up. 

TheArchon a-* Fall 2007 5 

The Board of Trustees 

First row, left to right: Kathleen S. Hines P'08, '09; Steven G. Shapiro '74, P'09; James L. Rudolph '68, P'05; Headmaster Marty Doggett P'04, '07, 

'08, '08; Board President Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Vice President Christopher C. Beebe '55, Kara Moheban McLoy '88, and Bill Alfond '67. Second 

row: Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04; James M. Pierce '72, P'08; Lauren B. Gudonis P'03; Beverly R. Giblin P'04, '05; Christopher W. Collins 

P'07, '10; Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, '02; Jonathan J. Doyle P'08, '09; Mark Whiston; Catherine Burgess '91. Third row; Thomas M. Mercer Jr. 

'61; Aaron M. Sells '96; Bruce C.Turner '83; Henry B . Eaton '70, P'03, '08; Peter H. Quimby '85; Richard M. KeUeher P'99, '01; Haskell Rhett 

'54; Gary A. Rogers P'04, '07; Sarah Willeman '99; and Brian H. Noyes'76. Not pictured: Nathalie Ames '85; Priscilla Mclnnis P'02, '03, '06; 

Stephen G Kasnet '62, P'95; George S. Scharfe P'95, '95, '00; Daria Grayer '00; Jason Greenberg '96. 

Jonathan J. Doyle P'08 '09 

Jon Doyle is the Managing Principal of Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P., a full-service investment banking firm, and a 
member of the firm's three-person Executive Committee. He oversees all sales and trading businesses as well as the risk 
commitments of the firm. In 2002, Jon was recognized by Crain's Business Journal as one of its "40 under 40" top busi- 
ness managers. He also devotes his time and resources to many non-profit organizations including New York's Finest 
Foundation, Kids in Crisis, Sandler O'Neill Assistance Foundation and Rye Country Day School. He is a graduate of the 
College of William & Mary in Virginia with a degree in Finance. Jon and his wife Missy live in Greenwich, CT with 
their four children, two of whom are boarding students at The Academy - John Diamond, '08 and Patrick Diamond '09. 

Daria Grayer '00, Alumni Trustee 

Daria Grayer is a Bioethicist with the Washington Hospital Center for Ethics in Washington DC In this role she provides 
ethical expertise and counsel to enhance ethical knowledge for the MedStar Research Institute and the Washington 
Hospital Center. She has also held positions with many other academic organizations including the Howard University 
School of Medicine and the Woodrow Wilson Center. She volunteers extensively for many non-profit organizations 
including Habitat for Humanity, the Mission Joven Youth Mission, The Georgia Law Center for the Homeless and the 
Indigenous Rights Watch Organization. Daria holds a B.A. in philosophy from Spellman College and an MA in philoso- 
phy from Howard University. She currently resides in Washington, DC. 

6 TheArchon^ Fall 2007 


Welcomes New Members 

Kathleen S. Hines P'08, '09 

Kathy Hines has been very active in community affairs on the North Shore for more than 20 years. She has served 
as a Trustee for several organizations including the Essex County Community Foundation and the North Shore 
Nursery School. She also founded the Women's Fund of Essex County where she remains an active member. She 
has been a key organizer for many other North Shore organizations including Shore Country Day School, 
Manchester Memorial School and the Essex County Club. Kathy co-chaired the Academy's fundraising auction 
last year; she and her husband Brian co-chaired The Governor's Academy Parents Fund last year and will do so again 
this year. They are the parents of two Academy boarding students - Tom, '08 and Dan '09. Their youngest son, 
Peter, hopes to come to the Academy next year. Kathy graduated from the University of Vermont in 1982 and has 
previously held positions with The Codman Real Estate Company and Filene's Department Store. Kathy and Brian 
reside in Manchester, MA. 

Thomas M. Mercer Jr. '61 

After graduating from Harvard College in 1965, Tom Mercer spent four years in the U.S. Navy. After his honor- 
able discharge, he spent the next 23 years in the commercial lending business, divided between Bank of Boston (20 
years) and the First Gibraltar Bank (3 years.) In 1989, he left Bank of Boston to take on the role of Executive Vice 
President and Managing Director of Corporate Banking at Dallas-based First Gibraltar Bank. From 1993 to 1995 
he pursued a combination of freelance financial consulting and investment banking activities and in 1995, he and a 
partner co-founded Ceres Capital Partners. Tom is currently retired from Ceres Capital but continues to hold direc- 
torships with several companies. Most recently he joined the Board of Directors of Union Drilling Inc., a Fort 
Worth-based operator of drilling rigs primarily to drill for natural gas in unconventional locations. He has also been 
a director of the Southern Dallas Development Commission and is an outgoing Trustee of the St. Mark's School of 
Texas. Tom and his wife Jan have two sons, Tom, III and Ben. They split their time between Dallas, TX and 
Gloucester, MA. 

Peter H. Quimby '85 

Peter Quimby is currently Associate Dean of the College at Princeton University where he is responsible for all 
issues related to the undergraduate curriculum. He has had a long and distinguished career in academia including 
leadership positions at Yale University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Colby-Sawyer College. He holds a 
B.A. from Bowdoin College in Government and Russian, and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of 
Wisconsin - Madison in Political Science. Peter and his wife Laurie reside in Princeton, NJ. 

Gary A. Rogers P'04, '07 

Gary recently retired from a long career in high tech. Most recently, he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for 
Sonus Networks, Inc. He has also held senior positions at RSA Security, Inc., Bay Networks, Inc. and Wellfleet 
Communications, Inc. Since his retirement Gary has spent much of his time giving back to many non-profit organ- 
izations and academic institutions including Dartmouth College and The Governor's Academy. He holds a B.A. in 
Mathematics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Gary and his wife Jill have 
served as loyal Class Captains for the Academy's Parents Fund and last year Gary helped to coach our JV Boys 
Lacrosse team. Gary and Jill have two sons who are Academy graduates -Jake '04 and Grant '07. They reside in 

Aaron M. Sells '96 

Aaron Sells currently serves as Vice President of Business Development for TrinityOne Worldwide, a sports and 
entertainment marketing company specializing in maximizing brand awareness for sports teams, athletes and com- 
panies. Prior to this position, Aaron was a Corporate Sales Executive for the New England Patriots, the New 
England Revolution and Gillette Stadium. He attended Bates College after spending some time in the United 
States Army, Special Forces. A Boston resident, Aaron was named one of "Thirty Extraordinary Bostonians Under 
Thirty" for his local charitable work. He also serves on the Alumni Council for the Fay School. Aaron recently 
married fellow Academy graduate, Elizabeth Kelleher '01. 

TheArchon <» Fall 2007 7 

We cart turn your 
$35,000 into $iM! 

It's true. 


A gift of $35,000 to the Annual Fund gives the Academy the 

same capital that an endowment gift of $1,000,000 does. 

Trust us. We did the math. 

Can't give $35,000? That's okay. 

Even your gift of $1,000 gives us as much as an endowment 

gift of $300,000! 

What's more, because of the flexibility they offer, unrestricted gifts to the 
Annual Fund are as important as endowed gifts and have an immediate impact 
on day to day life here at the school. 

The Annual Fund actually provides an essential 11% of the school's $15 million 
annual operating budget, helping to provide funds for financial aid, faculty 
compensation, as well as maintenance and growth of our historic campus. 

Gifts to the Academy's Annual Fund can be made by: 

Cash Or check (please send to The Governor's Academy, Development Office, 
, i Elm St., Byfield, MA 01922) 
Credit card online ( or by phone (978-499-3124) 
Securities (call 978-499-3124 or email 
Corporate Matching Gifts (consult your employer) 

The Governor's Academy 

campus new 

Neither Rain nor Sleet nor Snow Stopped Rogers for 26 Years 

Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Don Millard 
looks on as Bruce Rogers unwraps his retirement gift. 

Bruce Rogers retired after nearly 26 years of dedicated 
service to the Academy in the Buildings and Grounds 
Department. "Bruce Rogers is one of the most colorful and 
recognizable personalities on campus," commented 
Headmaster Marty Doggett. "He is friendly and personable 
to everyone he encounters. His loyalty, dependability and 
commitment to the school are legendary. During winter 
snowstorms, he logs an unbelievable number of hours plow- 
ing the roads and walkways. We wish him the very best in his 

Faculty and staff feted Bruce at a small party in the new 
wing of Jacob Dining Hall on September 24. As a farewell 
gift, Bruce was given a refurbished chair he had always 
enjoyed reclining in during his few minutes of relaxation 
during the work day. 

Jen Migliore '10 contributed to this piece. 

Crafts Fair Offers Holiday 
Shopping on Campus 

The Governor's Fine Crafts Faire opened in the Remis Gallery 
of The Performing Arts Center on November 9. Fifteen artisans, 
nearly half of whom work or teach at the Academy, will continue 
to exhibit and sell their work through December 8. 

The fair, formerly known as Three Potters and Others, includes 
hand painted furniture, pottery, sculpture, photography, jewelry, 
paintings, wearable fiber arts, handbags, hand turned wood objects, 
kaleidoscopes and mobiles. 

Remaining gallery hours are Sundays, November 18 and 
December 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. A closing reception will be Saturday, 
December 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. preceding the winter holiday concert. 
For more information, call 978-499-3236. Open to the public. 

Ceramic bowls created by artist Dottie Bragdon 

Due to an editing error, the name of the 2007 winner of the Peter Marshall French Trophy was listed incor- 
rectly. Travis Nathan Ferland of Boxford, Massachusetts, was the recipient of this prize awarded to a student at 
any level whose perseverance, sportsmanship and generous spirit on the playing field, regardless of distinction as 
an athlete, represent the highest standards of participation. Travis is now a freshman at Hobart and William Smith 


We apologize for the error. 

TheArchon ^ Fall 2007 9 

Acts o 

campus news 

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The Admission Office is buzzing 
with activity this fall. Initial statistics 
show inquiries up nearly 30% over 
last year at this time. The office staff 
expects to interview more than 800 
candidates for admission during the 
fall and winter months. 

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Are you interested in exploring The 
Governor's Academy as an option 
for your own son or daughter? Or, 
do you know someone else who 
might be interested? If so, please call 
our office at 978 499 3120 or visit 
the Admission page of our website 
and submit an on-line inquiry 

Director of Admission 

For librarians, weeding is an 
indoor activity. Painstakingly, 
they take each book off the 
shelf, check the copyright 
date, the book's condition 
and general usefulness to the 
collection. For the librarians 
in the school's Pescosolido 
Library, the experience can 
be emotional. Books deemed 
no longer useful are chucked 
into a box of rejected mate- 
rials. Often Pesky librarians 
try to come up with creative 
reasons why a book should 
be saved. Occasionally, a dis- 

Log onto 

for up-to-the-minute campus news. 

traction intrigues them, such 
as when they find remnants 
of a reader's life tucked 
between the pages — quizzes, 
note cards, candy wrappers, 
to-do lists, and the occasional 
picture. This Christmas scene 
fell out in the 9 14. Is, from a 
book about the countryside 
of the British Isles. Anyone 
know the happy children or 
the jolly Santa? If so, email 

The Governor's Academy is ready to drop the puck and 

mark the official opening of 

The Whiston • Bragdon Arena at a dedication ceremony on 

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. 

Come early to view 

For information on the event, please contact 

Martha Delay at (978) 499-3173 or via email at 

The mission of 
The Governor's Academy 
Chapter of the Green 
Cap Challenge is to 
encourage an ethos in 
our community which 
celebrates the natural 
environment; to promote 
actions which promote a 
sustainable lifestyle; to 
reduce behaviors which 
have an adverse effect on 
our environment; and to 
educate the entire 
community about our 
responsibility for the 
stewardship of the earth, 
our home. 

Academy Joins 
Green Cup Challenge 

By Christopher Rokou 

Christopher Rokous teaches English at The Governor's Academy and is the "point 
person" for the schooVs participation in The 2008 Green Cup Challenge. 

What can students do to help create a 
sustainable environment? More than one 
might imagine. 

As evidence, The Governor's Academy 
will participate in the 2008 Green Cup 
Challenge with more than two dozen 
other independent schools. The Green 
Cup Challenge (GCC) began in 2003 at 
Phillips Exeter Academy as a campus-wide 
energy-conservation competition designed 
to raise awareness about energy consump- 
tion during a period of rapidly rising fuel 
costs. The inter-dorm challenge was ter- 
rifically successful, saving the school thou- 
sands of dollars in utility costs; reducing 
greenhouse gas emissions; and educating 
the community about the importance of 
energy conservation. [Editor's note: The 
Governor's Academy held its own inter- 
dorm energy-reduction competition in 

The GCC has since expanded from 
an inter-dorm competition at a single 
school to an inter-school competition 

involving more and more schools every 
year. This rapid growth has expanded the 
ecological, financial, and educational 
impacts of the challenge. Last year, partic- 
ipating schools worked together to prevent 
thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide 
from being emitted into the air. As you 
might imagine, these results generate a lot 
of enthusiasm and anticipation. "We are 
excited to be a part of this important effort 
to reduce energy use and increase con- 
sciousness of environmental issues," says 
Headmaster Marty Doggett. 

The Governor's Academy has already 
undertaken many initiatives to conserve 
energy and raise awareness of environmen- 
tal issues. The school's "tray-less" dining 
hall is already proving successful in reduc- 
ing waste and energy consumption. Many 
incandescent bulbs around campus have 
been replaced with more efficient CFLs 
(compact fluorescent light bulbs). The 
school is actively pursuing solar and wind 
energy options. New buildings have been 

12 The Archon ^ Fall 2007 

designed and built with efficiencies in mind. 
The new campus security vehicle is a hybrid. 
The feasibility and efficacy of other initia- 
tives are being contemplated. The commit- 
ment to change is palpable, from the "green- 
est" of our new freshmen to the most sea- 
soned members of our community. Yes, a 
critical mass of students, faculty, staff, parents, 
friends, alumni, and trustees has emerged to 
energize the campus. Our formal involve- 
ment in the Green Cup Challenge is a logi- 
cal step in this evolving dynamic. 

So what exactly is the Green Cup 
Challenge? The participating school that 
decreases its energy consumption (as measured by 
percent change in electricity use in all residence 
halls) wins the so-called "Green Cup. " All par- 
ticipants in this year's Green Cup Challenge 
will provide two measures of electricity use: 
a "baseline number" gleaned from 2007 util- 
ity records and a "real-time number" 
recorded during the actual competition 
period (late January through late February 
2008). First prize carries with it a sizable 
cash award and an attractive trophy, the 
"Green Cup." There are cash awards for sec- 
ond and third place also. While we are cer- 
tainly competing to win, the significance of 
this green initiative far surpasses the thrill of 
just another mid-winter victory over a wor- 
thy opponent. In effect, we are competing 
against ourselves. The victory is mankind's. 

"Let there be no doubt about it," I 
recently told students at an all-school meet- 
ing, "you, individually and collectively, are 
the key to the success of this venture. 
Without you, we succeed only partially, 
which may not be enough in the long run to 
ensure our own survival. So what can you 
do?" I encouraged the students to "buy into" 
the project. Soon thereafter, a student lead- 

ership team — the Green Cup Committee - 
assembled to direct the project. I empha- 
sized that the goal of the competition is to 
educate the community about the environ- 
mental and economic impact of one's 
actions, specifically in relation to global cli- 
mate change, and to reduce campus emis- 
sions of greenhouse gasses. Students readily 
embraced my words and began to mobilize. 
If these early efforts are any indication, we 
will all be impressed with their results. The 
Green Cup Committee crafted a mission 
and designed a logo with a clever slogan — 
"Govs Go Green" - G3 

They have written and will continue to 
write newspaper articles; they are conduct- 
ing research; they are contacting and meet- 
ing with experts in various "green" fields; 
they are planning "green" events — through 
it all, planting , if you will, "green" seeds. In 
short, the members of the Green Cup 
Committee are working to change the cul- 
ture and climate (literally) of the school. 

It is worth noting that while the com- 
petition is designed to be student-driven, it 
will require the participation of the entire 
campus community. Each school is required 
to produce a student-written, directed, and 

edited video about energy conservation. 
These videos will be shown at each institu- 
tion to kick-off the competition, and they 
will hosted on the website of a participating 
school. There is a prize for the BEST 
VIDEO. Look for the award-winning video 
produced by students at The Governor's 
Academy; it should be posted online some- 
time in early January. There are two addi- 
tional prizes: an award for the school with 
impressive award for the teacher who designs 
and implements the MOST CREATIVE 
need to do our part to ensure the success of 
our students and to applaud their efforts; we 
all need to support innovative curricula and 
environmentally sound pedagogy and the 
forward-thinking teachers who implement 
them. We all have a role to play. We invite 
alumni and parents to get involved also. 
Show your spirit. Add your creativity. 
We all gain if our collective venture suc- 

As I said to students in September, 
"Sustainability is a moral imperative." This 
effort is not just about the competition; it's 
about developing new habits that will help 
us decrease consumption; it's about greater 
awareness and greater responsibility. There 
exist numerous opportunities to have a sig- 
nificant impact on the local community and 
on the global environment. The members of 
the Green Cup Committee invite your feed- 
back, your suggestions, your involvement, 
and your moral support. 

Go Govs! 
Go Green! 

TlieArchon <&* Fall 2007 13 

Warming to 

During Christmas vacation in 1598 a group of London's 
best carpenters who also happened to be professional actors 
disassembled James Burbage's theatre called The Theatre. They 
moved the legendary boards from Shoreditch south across the 
River Thames to Southwark where they reassembled it and 
dubbed it The Globe. 

In 1949 the American actor, Sam Wanamaker, made a 
spiritual pilgrimage to find The Globe in London. He uncov- 
ered a conundrum: no Globe Theatre anywhere to be found. 

Dismayed but undeterred, he set about to remedy the 
inconceivable absence. 

Four hundred years after it first opened, Shakespeare's 
Globe Theatre opened again for the first time. The anachro- 
nisms in this story delight the Shakespearean sense. All about 
the grounds of Shakespeare's Globe, the saga from Wanamaker 's 
vision to world class reality is told over with joy day after day 
the whole year around. 

The Shakespeare Globe Trust and the Globe Theatre form 
an institutional troika, the three blades separate and one: the 
acting company, Globe Education, and Shakespeare's Globe 
Exhibition. The artistic director of the acting company, the 
director of Globe Education and the director of the Globe 
Exhibition have equal power. 

To my knowledge this corporate structure is unique 
among theaters. Also unusual in the U.K., the theater receives 
no government funding. 

My Shakespeare's Globe experience "bounded in a nut- 
shell" seems "infinite." Hours can turn to days at the 
Exhibition; props, costumes, dramaturgy, archeology and even 
Shakespeare karaoke. The Education department reminds me 
of a newspaper office with files and papers and computers and 

14 TlteArchon em Fall 2007 

The Globe 

by Paul Wann 

desks piled high with proposals and reports and lunches in 
progress. For my interview with the director we came up 
through the lobby/ticketing area of the theatre and through 
the Green Room where I recognized the Antonio and Portia 
running lines before their next scene in that afternoon's per- 
formance of Merchant of Venice. 

The goals of Globe Education grow out of a passion to 
have Shakespeare "bespoke": performed and witnessed in a 
way that each audience feels that the play was made just for 
them. Their programs are 
numerous and evolving. School 
children in the United Kingdom 
comprise the largest and 
longest running commitment. 
Residences and seminars with 
U.S. colleges and high schools 
are increasing in number. A 
dozen high school teachers from 
the United States come to work 
and study at the site each sum- 
mer. Students may adopt an 
actor for a season. The actor 
blogs his work on the play; students correspond and ask ques- 
tions on line through the run. Working journals of each pro- 
duction are also available to read at 

Of the actual performances we saw, I can but stutter my 
pleasure. The round 17th century- appearing theater is white- 

washed wattle and daub and half-timbered in English oak. 
Constructed with historical accuracy, her roof is of thatch and 
there is not a metal nail or screw used in the building. 
Groundling tickets for standing room are usually available and 
at five pounds are the best seats in the house that you can't sit 
in. If you are in the galleries, you want to rent a cushion. The 
three hours of play plus intermission fly by; your seat is the 
only way to measure time. 

Dominic Dromgoole, the new artistic director, has assem- 
bled a fiery young ensemble of 
mostly young directors and 
actors. The acting is brilliant in 
every syllable and every step. 
The experience of Shakespeare 
at The Globe is most like 
watching a game at Fenway 
Park. We attended Merchant of 
Venice and Othello multiple 
times at various locations 
within the wooden O. The 
fighting, the dancing, staging 
and, of course, the speaking 
were inspiring and entertaining. Sit me down with a cup of 
tea and I'll run down the box score of each performance with 
extended descriptions of perfect theater moments. A better 
plan of action would be to go some summer day soon and 
experience another world built by poetry. 

With gratitude for my good fortune, I accepted Professional Enrichment money from The Governor's Academy to defray 
the cost of my investigation into the method of this madness on Bankside. If you seek knowledge of this enterprise, please shoot 
me an email, or log on to the website - PW. 

Paul Wann is a member of the English and Fine Arts departments at The Governor's Academy where he teaches litera- 
ture and theater courses and directs student productions and faculty readings. Photographs taken by Paul Wann. 

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Visiting a classroom in Jilin 

16 The Archon <^ FzH 2007 




Teacher Visits 


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Months after her one-week whirlwind 
tour of China, Language Department 
Chair Kathy Guy still frequently is flooded 
with memories of her trip.Visions return to 
her of Chinese school children at their 
desks, the hubbub of the surprisingly 
sophisticated cities, of the Great Wall 
unfolding for miles beyond the eye's vision, 
and the Korean and American colleagues 
with whom she traveled. "The measure of 
a meaningful experience," Guy believes, "is 
how much it continues to res- 
onate with you over time. I 
can't get China out of my 

Travel abroad is nothing 
new for Guy. She has visited 
most European as well as many 
Central and South American 
countries. The trip to China, 
however, sponsored by Hanban 
Society, Chinese Language 
Association in Secondary and 
Elementary Schools (CLASS), 
and the College Board, was 
different. She was in a country 
that spoke a language far from 
the English, Spanish, French 
and German she knows well. 
"There was so much to 
absorb," she recalls, "that I am still digesting 

The trip, financed by the Chinese gov- 
ernment, included 800 U.S. and 200 South 
Korean educators. The purpose, says Guy, is 
to help Americans and Koreans understand 
the progress China has made in teaching 

language and to promote cultural under- 
standing and the teaching of Mandarin in 
the U.S. and Korea. 

Their stay in Beijing included visits to 
the Great Hall of the People, Tiananmen 
Square, the Summer Palace, and the 
Forbidden City. "The people were very 
friendly," according to Guy, "but our time 
was very organized and we were so taken 
care of that there was little time to wander 
around the streets to explore on our own." 

Kathy Guy with her colleagues and administrators from 

Jilin University Middle School. 

Nonetheless, she was able to see clearly that 
the stereotypical icons we associate with 
Chinese culture, such as rickshaws and 
bicycles, are becoming less visible in urban 
areas. "Black Audis are the 'official' cars," 
she noted. The car bodies are manufactured 
in China and, since cars are new to the cit- 

izens, there was not a rusty one to be seen 
in the cities. "There is a complete explosion 
of the new," Guy said, noting also the old- 
fashioned architecture in contrast to the 
new modern buildings being constructed 
for the 2008 Olympics. 

In Beijing High School #18, Guy's 
group witnessed a show of antique musical 
instruments and a demonstration of martial 
arts. Perhaps more rewarding was their 
opportunity to speak with a few students 
without any adults present. 
"To a person, they were lovely 
people, earnest and accom- 
plished," says Guy. 

After spending four days 
in Beijing, the teachers divided 
into groups of 35 to visit dif- 
ferent provinces. Once within 
a province, they subdivided 
into smaller groups of five or 
six to see showcase schools, 
including some that specialize 
in arts or sciences. "The stu- 
dents were impressively profi- 
cient," Guy recalls. "They all 
spoke English quite well, even 
as middle schoolers." Student 
guides had each taken an 
English name, "just as we give 
our students Spanish, French and German 
names in our classes. Perhaps the most 
striking name was 'Hermione', from Harry 
Potter, our student guide explained. At the 
end of her visit, Guy received a gift of tea 
from her guide, "Lucy." 

In the middle school she visited, 

TheArchon <s& Fall 2007 17 

The Forbidden City in Beijing 

where students dress in uniform, classes aver- 
age 50 to 60 students with one teacher. "The 
students sit in rows close to each other," says 
Guy. "There is only a small space at the front 
of the room for the teacher. Even the second 
exit to the room is blocked by a desk." Guy's 
favorite day of the trip was spent at a ques- 
tion and answer session in the amphitheatre 
of the middle school injilin attached to Jilin 
University. "We were asked to give a short 
presentation about ourselves and our schools 
at the podium," says Guy. "Then we took 
questions prepared by the students. We 
expected questions about pop culture and 
were surprised to receive such intellectual 
questions instead."The students claimed they 
were not coached about what to ask. Perhaps 
what intrigued Guy the most was the query, 
"In your role as an educator, what do you 
think is the single most important trait a stu- 
dent should possess in order to succeed?" 
"This was clearly an 'answers may vary' type 
of question, Ms. Guy recalls, but she 
responded: "Curiosity. You have to want to 
know more. It's the hallmark of a successful 

Projects in a science lab at the #8 high 
school in Beijing were "very inventive," says 
Guy Students had created models of differ- 
ent molecules using only common objects 
from home. In another class, they made toys 
and other widgets that demonstrated princi- 
ples of physics. The schools they visited all 
offer a college preparatory curriculum, 
although only a small percentage of Chinese 
students attend college, and entrance is by 

Chinese students and educators, Guy 
found, assumed that American education is 
"more flexible and creative than theirs." She 
is not convinced of that assumption after 
viewing so many hands-on, inventive proj- 
ects, interdisciplinary study, and displays that 
indicated "they were less rigid pedagogically 
than we had foreseen or expected." 

A close relationship between school and 
family reflects a shared set of values, said 
Guy. "There is tremendous familial backup, a 
real liaison between the family and school. 
The expectation is that parents and teachers 
will work together as a team and that stu- 
dents will obey." Students appreciate that it is 

an honor to be in the most selective schools, 
she learned. They know that attendance at a 
college preparatory school is their ticket to 
higher education at a well-respected univer- 
sity. A student in one class that Guy observed 
was standing in a corner, shamed because he 
had not completed his homework. She won- 
ders if "these values of discipline and dedica- 
tion to education will persist in another gen- 
eration that reaps the benefits of capitalism in 
their country." 

Though westerners hear much about 
the higher status of boys than girls in China, 
all the schools are co-educational and many 
of the school administrators are women. In 
fact, Guy heard people express belief that the 
government is relaxing its one-child policy. 
There is new concern that there will not be 
enough young women to marry the men if 
the adoption of Chinese girls outside the 
country continues. Caring for elders could 
become a burden on men who will be with- 
out spouses. And who will care for the par- 
ents of the girls who leave the country? The 
social and economic effects of the one-child 
policy are still to be fully felt, Guy realized 

18 TheArchon ae Fall 2007 


when speaking with the official government 
agency guide. 

The end of the trip seemed to come 
quickly. "We couldn't have stuffed another 
minute or detail into the week we had," says 
Guy. "I felt we got an excellent flavor for the 
schools we visited. What came through was a 
dedication to excellent academics, a serious- 
ness of purpose, industriousness, and a desire 
to reach out in the world and connect." If 
she ever returns, Guy would like to visit 
more provinces and spend time "just walking 
around — seeing the Yang of the Yin we saw." 

Back on campus, Guy is excited about 
the introduction of Mandarin Chinese into 
the school's curriculum. "I hope that the 
teaching of Chinese, just as the teaching of 
any foreign language, comes to be seen as a 
natural evolution," she says. "It shouldn't be 
viewed as a novelty, especially given the 
number of English speakers already among 
the schoolchildren in China whose future 
careers may eventually lead them far around 
the world." 

Talk has already begun about an 
exchange between the Academy and China. 
Guy, along with Chinese teacher Jade Qian 
and Headmaster Marty Doggett, are keeping 
the door open for a variety of possible mod- 
els for cultural exchange. One of the advan- 
tages of traveling with a diverse group of 
educators, Guy notes, was that they could 
benefit from each other's creativity. One 
superintendent from Maine spoke of sending 
AP high school students to Santo Domingo 
to attend college courses and then hosting 
student teachers of English from Santo 
Domingo in his high school as interns. "We 
need to think outside the box to determine 
what will be most beneficial and viable," 
concludes Guy. In the meantime, thanks to 
the ubiquitous technology of email, Guy 
hopes to create a modern pen pal program so 
that Academy students and Chinese high 
school students can learn more about each 
other's lives by corresponding electronically. 


Kathy Guy is Chair of the Foreign 
Language Department at the Academy. Her 
trip was supported by the Chinese govern- 
ment and by Professional Development 
Funds from The Governor's Academy. 

Photographs taken by Kathy Guy. 

The Great Wall of China 

TheArchon »• Fall 2007 19 


New Orleans Boogie Story 

By Henry Hatch '07 

I threw my bags in the backseat of a 
beaten, teal taxicab, and was befriended 
by the driver who called himself Boogie. 
He had slicked back grey 
hair, a leathery face lined 
with wrinkles, and the kind 
of smile that warms you 
from the inside out. I put 
him to be in his late sixties. 
On our way to Camp 
Hope (the volunteer hous- 
ing for Habitat for 
Humanity in New 
Orleans), I told him that I was going to 
be in New Orleans for a few months to 
help the city rebuild from 
the devastation wreaked by Hurricane 
Katrina two years ago. 

Boogie grinned widely and asked 

we drove through a working- 
class, predominantly black 
neighborhood east of the city 
called the Lower Ninth Ward. A 
strong community of tens of 
thousands of people in the pre- 
Katrina days is now home to a 
mere fifteen hundred. The vast 
majority of houses we passed 
were gutted, boarded up, or 
dilapidated, and the spray paint 
that rescue crews used as they 
went from house to house after 
the storm was still visible next to 
most of the front doors. "1 dog 
and 1 cat, 9/5" read one, mean- 
ing the rescue crews found a 
dead dog and a dead cat in this 
particular house on September 
5th, a whole week after the 

"Fifteen to twenty feet of 

water in some parts in here. 

They thought they outlasted the 

storm, and that it was over, when the 

water started risin'." I was shocked. Two 

years later, in the most affluent country 

in the world, devastation 

was everywhere. It was in 

"Before coming down here, I thought the beaten faces of P eo P le 

on the street, and in the res- 

Henry Hatch '07 

abruptly, "Do you trust the government?" 
I was taken aback, and replied vaguely, 
"Well, no, not all of the time." 

it impossible that the government 

could ignore its suffering people to 

this extent..." 

"Never trust the government," he 
stated as if there was no room for dis- 
agreement. "They promise this and they 
promise that, and nothing ever gets 
done. Nothing. Not a thing." 

I didn't know what to think until 

idence behind them that 
was once home to some- 
one, but now was nothing 
but a bad memory and an 
unwanted piece of prop- 
erty. It was in the K-Mart 
missing half of the K with a small moun- 
tain of debris sitting in the parking lot in 
front, and in the strip mall attached to it 
which was completely gutted, with no 
sign of development at all. 

20 TheArchon™* Fall 2007 


"Imagine leaving your house one day, 
leaving everything you owned, the picture 
of your son taking his first step, your dog, 
all the things you busted your ass to call 
your own, and coming back to nothing. 
Nothing." I was speechless. 

"No, I can't imagine that. I'm so 
sorry." That was all I could muster. 

knit community, but no one has any 
money to re-establish themselves, and 
many have been forced to live in the 
FEMA trailers which two years later are 
emitting the known carcinogen of 
formaldehyde and making a great number 
of people sick. It is widely believed that 
everyone living in St. Bernard is at least 

these people, and grant money and volun- 
teers are desperately needed to continue 
the great work that these non-profits are 

When the people are ignored by their 
government, it is the rest of the nation's 
responsibility to step in and lend a helping 
hand. I urge everyone reading this story to 

Henry Hatch (second from left) with his Habitat For Humanity co-workers in New Orleans 

This is just one of the hundreds of 
thousands of Katrina stories that have been 
told in the past two years. The lack of 
media coverage of New Orleans in no way 
means that all of the rebuilding work has 
been done, because it seems that in some 
areas, the work has just begun. 

I was working on a house in St. 
Bernard's Parish, a neighborhood east of 
the city, and noticed that about 80% of the 
houses in the area were completely gutted, 
with no sign of any attempt to rebuild. 
Everyone here would like to come back, 
for St. Bernard is known for their tightly 

distantly related to everyone else. Boogie is 
from St. Bernard, and said that there is no 
way he could live anywhere else, where 
even his great-great-great-great grandfa- 
ther once called home. 

Before coming down here, I thought 
it impossible that the government could 
ignore its suffering people to this extent, 
but just walking the streets will let anyone 
know that it is possible, and that the gov- 
ernment in some cases really does not care 
for its constituents. Non-profit organiza- 
tions like Habitat for Humanity and The 
St. Bernard's Project is bringing hope to 

come down to New Orleans and volunteer 
for even just a short time, and see for your- 
selves the nightmare the once prosperous 
city has had to live through in the past two 
years. You are needed, and you can make a 

Henry Hatch is currently volunteering for 
Habitat. He is living at "Camp Hope," an 
old high school converted into living quar- 
ters for Habitat volunteers. Henry deferred 
his matriculation at Colorado College 
until next fall. 

TheArchon «* Fall 2007 21 

The Ambrose trout pond, circa 1956. 

Trout fishing wasn't on the 
Academy curriculum in 
1955, but that didn't stop a 
stalwart group of boys from pursuing 
this avocation pretty seriously. 
According to Peter Renkert '56, 
trout fishing actually helped him get 
into Princeton. "All the interviewer 
wanted to do was talk about the fish- 
ing club we'd started at school," he 
recalls, speaking from his present 
home in Idaho. "I guess he was tired 
of the usual interview conversa- 

For Renkert, it started one 
Sunday morning when he asked 
Headmaster Ted Eames if he could 
go fishing before church. Since 
attendance at breakfast was not 
required, Dunning gave his approval 
with the caveat that he expected a 
clean trout in his mailbox every once 
in a while. Renkert headed down to 
the water wheel on Route One 
where he had his eyes on a big trout. 
Unfortunately for the ambitious fish- 
erman, a large school of alewives had 
taken up residence in "his" trout's 

space, so Renkert couldn't even get 
his lure in. He moved to another spot 
and brought home his impressive 
catch. The idea for a fishing club was 
hatched then and there. 

As luck would have it, in back of 
Ambrose House, the dorm where 
Renkert lived, Master Edgar 
Dunning maintained a spring-fed 
hockey pond. The boys and Dunning 
decided to stock the pond. "I can't 
remember how we got the idea, but 
we did," says Renkert. Jeff Walker 
'56, now a resident of Sandwich, 
MA, was another of the boys 
involved in the project. "We 'went up 
to the back woodlot," he recalls, "to 
clear the woods and plant new pine 
trees as a source of lumber. We'd 
select certain big trees, cut them 
down, sell the tree to a lumber mill 
and use the money to restock the 

With money in hand, Dunning 
and his boys drove in a truck down 
to a fish hatchery in Plymouth, MA, 
returning hours later with a load of 
brown trout for their pond. Until the 

end of the school year, "everyone was 
allowed to fish with a barbless hook," 
says Walker. Then, since the pond 
dried up in the summer and trout 
don't do well in warm water anyway, 
the Ambrose boys would use hooks 
to catch all the trout and hold a big 
fish fry cookout. 

Not all the fish were big enough 
to eat, however, so the smaller catch 
were put in a well near the pond to 
stay for the summer. "I think Mr. 
Dunning threw some stuff in to feed 
them," says Renkert surmising the 
survivors made their way back to the 
pond the following year. 

One spring night, natural forces 
almost ruined the pond and its 
denizens. "It was raining so hard that 
the water might have gone over the 
dam and washed the pond away," 
recalls Walker. Though the pond had 
a drain that emptied water into the 
creek once it reached a certain level, 
Dunning was afraid the massive run 
might flood out the pond and the 
fish. He got all the boys up from their 
deep sleep to dig new channels so 

22 The Archon «• Fall 2007 

Trout Fishing in Byfield 

that the water would pass by the pond 
instead of filling it to overflow. The 
process took hours. "We were cold and 
wet," says Walker. "We all sat around and 
talked for the entire night after we fin- 
ished doing that. Mrs. Dunning made us 
hot chocolate. It was good times up 
there," he remembers fondly. 

Neither Walker nor Renkert know 
what happened to the trout pond once 
they graduated. Nor do they recall how 
it happened that one Michael Strauss 
wrote about their venture in a 
December 5, 1955 issue of the New 
York Times. Under the headline, "Prep 
School Sports," Strauss spoke of the 600 
catches made in a pond full of only 40 

Some 50 years later, the details of 
the pond and its future may be blurred, 
but Renkert s and Walker's memories of 
Dunning and Ambrose House are clear. 
"Mr. Dunning was a great person," says 
Walker. "I was very lucky to be there," 
recalls Renkert. "Everyone was terrific. I 
had wonderful teachers and Mr. Eames 
was amazing." 

Do the two fish anymore? One yes, 
one no. Walker entered the Coast Guard 

after the Academy and then pursued a 
career in construction, eventually oper- 
ating a successful fencing company. For 
him, fishing was a passing fancy. 
Renkert, however, finessed his hobby 
into a career. As he tells it, Headmaster 
Eames decided that he should enter 
Princeton, made a phone call, and 
instructed the young upstart to make a 
good impression at the arranged inter- 
view. After earning his Princeton 
diploma, Renkert began a career in 
advertising where his love of fishing led 
him to handle several fishing tackle 
accounts including the famous Orvis 
company. When he left advertising he 
and a partner formed a conglomerate of 
eight separate tackle firms. "I've been 
extremely lucky," he says. "How many 
people get to spend their lives doing 
what they love. I've gotten to fish with 
the best writers, design lures, and even 
testify before congressional committees 
on environmental issues involving fish- 
ing. I've had a huge career because of my 
love of fishing." 

In each place he has resided for the 
past 40 years, Renkert has kept a trout 
pond, all reminiscent of the one he 

wrote about in the school's literary mag- 
azine some 52 years ago, "Down at the 
bottom of Hansen's Pool, the old brook 
trout lay "— J.K. 

Peter Renkert at his trout pond in 
Idaho, circa 2007. 

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■ : 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Annual Fund 


Governor's Academy tuition is high; doesn't that 
mvev the cost of education? 

No. In fact, today tuition only covers about 75% of the 
full cost of education so that those students paying the ful 
price are not paying the full cost. The difference between 
cost and fee is approximately $11,000. 

Doesn't the school have an endowment and can't that 
help cover educational costs? 

The Academy's endowment currently hovers around $84 
million, thanks in large part to many generous alumni and 
>arents who have created permanently endowed fundv 
iven this sum, however, leaves us at a competitive disad 
vantage in relation to schools with whom we compete foi 
:udents and faculty. 

Given all of the Academy's needs, how could my 
individual gift make a difference? 

hile only a handful of alumni can make six-figure gift 
le gifts of hundreds of alumni brought together have 
ormous impact on the Academy. For example, last 
iscal year, 917 alumni making annual cash gifts from 
to $50,000 contributed a total of $695,334. Clearly, 
joining together, alumni made a difference. 



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Jeffrey I. Gordon '69, Trustee President 

It is approaching the halfway point in August as I write 
this letter for The Archon. Nearly thirty-eight years have 
gone by since my senior year in Byfield and I can still feel 
the anticipation of September's clarion call of school bells. 
No doubt, even now, it is partly the excitement of the 
approaching new school year and partly the melancholy of 
the end of summer. 

The trustees had their own homework this summer that 
was focused around a weekend in Newport, RI where the 
Board and a group of the Academy's teachers and adminis- 
trators gathered to participate in what we like to call an 
"advance." (Other schools may call it a retreat, but at The 
Governor's Academy we call it an advance!) The weekend 
had two goals: building camaraderie and trust among the 
Board and the faculty, and continuing our historically suc- 
cessful process of strategic planning as we look ahead to 
an important milestone, our bicenquinquagenary in 2013 
(the 250th anniversary of our school's founding.) I would 
like to think that on both counts this was the most pro- 
ductive advance that we have had in recent memory. 

Anyone familiar with school planning must know that 
there are always important projects awaiting funding, 
including enhanced faculty compensation and housing, 
new construction, financial aid, technology infrastructure, 
new academic initiatives... and the list goes on, each of 

which has a cost associated with it. Strategic planning is 
the exercise by which we identify all those items that we 
collectively feel are essential to the future of the Academy 
and then assign priorities as we allocate the next dollar 
raised to this list. 

A new standing committee of the Board, the Long Range 
Planning Committee, will be assigned this latter responsi- 
bility and will now create the strategic plan (case state- 
ment) for this next important phase of our school's long 
and colorful history. As an essential part of this process, 
there will be frequent opportunities to meet with alumni 
and parents all around the country to discuss and detail 
some of the thinking that came out of the Board's advance 
this summer. 

I cannot recall a time over my school career when I was 
more excited about the opening of school than I am today. 
The energy level emanating from that meeting in Newport 
portends great things ahead for the young people who will 
one day count themselves among the sons and daughters 
of the Governor. As the nation's oldest boarding school, 
we should expect nothing less. 


Jeff Gordon '69, Trustee President 

The Honor Roll of Donors 

The Governor's Academy wishes to thank 
the alumni and alumnae, parents and friends 
who generously contributed to the Academy 
in 2006-2007. Gifts to the Annual Fund pro- 
mote the continuation of a strong tradition at 
the Academy. 

Alumni and Alumnae, parents and friends 
who contribute $500 or more to The 
Governor's Academy are recognized as leader- 
ship donors, and qualify for membership in 
one of the Academy's seven leadership soci- 
eties. Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) 
qualify as leadership donors with gifts of 
$100 or more while young college undergrad- 
uates qualify with a gift of any amount. 

The 1763 Society 

In grateful appreciation to these alumni/ae, 
parents, and friends who gave $50,000 or 
more to the Annual Fund. 

Robert M. '67 and Anne Bass 

Hyung Suck Chai and Mi Kyung Hong P'09 

The Milestone Society 

In grateful appreciation to these alumni/ae, 
parents, and friends who gave $25,000 or 
more to the Annual Fund. 

Brockelman Estate 

Jonathan and Elysia Doyle P'08'09 

Carrie W. Penner '88 

James 72 and Polly Pierce P'08 

The Walton Family Foundation 

John and Anne Webster P78, GP'08'09 

The William Dummer Society 

In grateful appreciation to these alumni/ae, 
parents and friends who gave $10,000 or 
more to the Annual Fund. 

The William Alfond Foundation 

William L. Alfond '67 

R. Macdonald Barnes '67 

Christopher C. Beebe '55 

Margarita Blanter and Alex Alexeyenko P'09 

William and Cynthia Burke P'08 

Jae Kook Chun and 

Do Kyeong Jeong P'08 
Christopher and Lisa Collins P'07'10 
Jay Cooke III '64 
Michael and Peggy Curran P'02'04 
Anthony and Stacey DiCroce P'09 
John and Jan Fitzpatrick P'09 
Putnam P. Hint '37, GP'99 
Orrie and Laurel Friedman P'84 
Stephen and Beverly Giblin P'04'05 
Jeffrey L. Gordon '69 
Stephen '62 and 

Marie-Louise Kasnet P'95 
Richard and Nancy Kelleher P"99'01 
James M. Knott '47 
Yung Oh Kwon and Ji Min Lee F07'10 
Mark and Regina Leibovitz P'05'07 
Chapman S. Mayo '82 
Dana '42 and Jeanne d'Arc Mayo P'82 
William S. McPhee '62 

Joshua '69 and Mary Miner P'96'98 
Timothy and Cynthia Moran P'07 
Daniel '67 and Mayo Morgan F97'02 
Mark Muscatello P'05'08 
Gary and Jill Rogers F04'07 
Robert '40 and 

Marilyn Schumann F6674, GP'03 
Dong Won Shin and Seon Young Min F08 
Robert and Suzanne Sullivan P'07 
Stephen and Karen Swensrud GF04'05'09 
The Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation 
C. Thomas '39 and Eunice Tenney F69 
C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. '69 
Bruce C. Turner '83 
S. Robson Walton F88 
James W. Waugh '44 
Jeffrey and Marion Webster F08'09 
Mark and Eve Whiston 
Roger and Carla Williams P'10 

The Governor's Society 

In grateful appreciation to these alumni/ae, 
parents and friends who gave $5,000 or more 
to the Annual Fund. 

Guy and Maria Andrews F08 
Theodore '37 and 

Beverly Bergmann P'65'70'75 
Charles C. Bowen '50 
Frank and Penelope Cieri P'09 
Andrew Cotreau and 

Dyane Mini-Cotreau P'06'06'10 
Charles A. Davis '67 
Timothy and Mary Durkin P'07 
Henry '70 and Cathy Eaton F03'08 
Eaton Foundation 
Bruce and Janet Ferland P'07 
Martin and Paula Fisch P'08 
Joeseph and Gay Gardner P'09 
A. Charles Goodrich III '39 
Paul and Lauren Gudonis P'03 
David M. Hicks '54 
The Highland Street Foundation 
Brian and Kathy Hines P'08'09 
Crosby Hitchcock '43 
Inez Benjamin Foundation 
Brian and Paula Jerome P'10 
Joseph and Erika Leone F09 
David and Donna McGrath F09 
Paul and Priscilla Mclnnis P'02'03'06 
Richard and Andrea Montoni P'10 
Richard A. Nielsen '55 
The Nielsen Family Foundation 
J. Jeffcott Ogden '76 
William F. O'Leary '73 
Brian and Krystyna Owen P'05'06 
Jeffrey and Carmen Pope P'08 
Quaker Hill Foundation 
Willliam '50 and Judy Rex P'73 
Haskell Rhett '54 
Henry M. Rosen 79 
Jeffrey Rudman and Susan Fried 
George and Coreen Scharfe P'95'95'00 
Kurt Somerville P'08 
Richard W. Snowdon III '61 
Howard F. Stirn '41 
Peter Tarr and Gail Nelson F06 
Thermo Fisher 
John and Laura Wolfe P'08'10 

The Master Moody Society 

In grateful appreciation to these alumni/ae, 
parents and friends who gave $2,500 or more 
to the Annual Fund. 


Nathalie E. Ames '85 

Sung-Jin An '95 

Michael and Laura Arrigo P'06'08 

Karla A. Austen '81 

Stephen and Katherine Barrand P'08 

Boston Red Sox Foundation 

Catherine D. Burgess '91 

Brian and Diane Cahill P'09 

James and CeAnn Carney F07 

Hyuntai and Soyoung Lee Choi P'07 

Gu-Haeg Chung and Seon-Woo Shin F07 

Anthony J. Cohen '91 

Andrew Conway and Janice Adie F07'08 

Frank S. Dickerson III '57 

William and Ann DiFrancesco P'10 

Daniel and Corinne Doherty P'10 

Steven and Sandra Dunstan F09 

Thomas and Susan Durkin F08'09 

Richard and Katherine Goglia P'04'10 

Robert and Barbara Grant P'06'10 

Thomas and Karen Guidi P'07 

Harold and Kathryn Hansen P'09 

Robert and Pauline Haran P'08'09 

John D. Hartnett & Son, Inc. 

Henry Hornblower Foundation 

Hurdle Hill Foundation 

Stanley and Laurie Jacobs F09 

Thomas P. Jones m '60 

Hong Seop Kim and Yun-Jeong Lee F09 

John and Barbara Kotzen F08 

James Krzywicki and Debra Scannell F06'08 

Joe and Susan Lang P'03'05'07 

Latona Associates 

Hongjoo and Hwallan Lee P'09 

Jonghyun Lee and Jieun Jung FlO 

Sang Kyung Lee and Won Jung Han FlO 

Thomas and Joan Lemberger P'07 

Seok Lyoo and Hae Shin F05'10 

M. Scott Maguire '82 

Timothy Maier '66 

Wilhelm Merck FlO 

Stephen Morison P'88'10 

James and Kristen Mullin FlO 

Brian H. Noyes 76 

Gregory and Sue Paskerian P'08 

Albert P. Pettoruto 71 

Robert 73 and Sherilyn Phillips F03 

John and Nancy Pope P'10 

David and Victoria Renker 

The Grace Jones Richardson Trust 

Peter L. Richardson 71 

Thomas and Jane Riley P'09 

Robert and Martha Rose P'83 

James '68 and Susan Rudolph F05 

David and Nanette Rutter F06 

Jonathan S. Shafmaster '63, P'90 

Steven 74 and Eileen Shapiro P'09 

Peter Sherwood and Sarah Merck P'10 

Humphrey '42 and Rosalie Simson P72 

Russell and Frances Smith P'68'76 

Perry M. Smith 76 

Jung Haon Song and Hyun Hee Lee P'08 

Peter N. Starosta '81 

Norman and Robyn Stavis P'05'07'09 

Nathaniel & Elizabeth Stevens Foundation 

Andrew J. Sterge 77 

William and Martha Willis P'07 

Nathan '58 and June Withington P'84'97 

Byungsun Woo and Geumhee Chung P'07 

The Headmaster's Society 

With grateful appreciation to these 
alumni/ae, parents and friends who gave 
$1,000 or more to the Annual Fund. 


Stephanie Andrews F09 
Mrs. William B. Ardiff AW'55 
Andrew C. Bailey '40 
Robert and Karen Barnett F08'10 
James and Carolyn Berluti F05 
Carl A. Berntsen III '68 
William A. Berry & Son, Inc. 
Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood C. Blake F7379 
August W. Boss '52 
Mark and Kerri Bouzianis FlO 
Peter and Dorothy Bragdon 
Richard M. Brayton '67 
Mark and Pamela Brislin F08 
David S. Brown '81 
Norman G. Brown '47 
Jordan J. Burgess, Jr. '88 
John C. Canepa '49 
Joseph and Darcy Cardarelli P'10 
Donald Carter F03 
Stephanie Carter '03 
Maurice and Lisa Caruso F09 
Sudarshan and Jodi Chatterjee P'10 
William S. Connolly 72 
Mark and Joanna Connors P'06'10 
Robert 0. Coulter '49 
Colin P. Cross 74 
Douglas '67 and Linda Curtis P'97 
Robert and Nancy DeMartini P'09 
Robert and Patricia Dempsey P'04 
Michael and Barbara DiGuiseppe F01'03'07 
Dominic and Emily DiMaggio GF08 
Marty and Patty Doggett F04'07'08'08 
Peter '69 and Susie Dorsey P'08 
John and Jane Ellis P'02'07 
The Ellsworth Foundation 
David H. Ellsworth '48 
Fidelity Foundation 
Michael and Laura Foley F08 
Steven 76 and Debra French P'09 
Hugh R. Friedman '84 
Mirick Friend '59 
William '55 and Judy Friend P'82 
The Gardner Family Charitable Foundation 
A. John Gregg '65 
Jeffrey and Diane Gwynne F08 
Mitchell Hardy and Susan Bailey P'10 
Steven and Sara Harrold P'10 
Francis and Elizabeth Hatch P'07 
Donald R. Hayes, Jr. '68 
Roland Henneberger and 
Louisa Mackintosh P'07 
John A. Henry '56 
Dayna Hester F07 
Michael and Marie Hoffman F08 
Thomas and Mollie Hoopes P'09 
Cyrus W. Hoover '62 
Tom and Mary Hyndman GP'04'07'08 
Jonathan K. Jett '93 
Johnson Lumber Company 
Bryce and Tari Johnson F09 
E. William '49 and Consuelo Judson F79'83 
Harry J. Kangis '68 
William and Lori Kavanagh P'09 
Bruce and Diane Kimball P'07 
Michael and Valerie King P'09 
Robert C. Kirkwood '68 
Frank R. Kitchell '35 
C. Derek Lagemann '42 
Nicolas A. LaPierre '92 
Andrew D. Lappin 72 
Randall and Cynthia Lilly P'05'07 
Michael and Shari Linskey P'07 
Laurence and Judi Lyons P'01'03'07 
Richard D. and Gerry Mack P'87'91'93 




Scott and Paula MacPhee P'05 
Gordon G. MacVean '56 
J. Scott Magrane, Jr. '65 
Sean Mahoney '85 
John M. Markos '94 
Walter L. McGill '43 
George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 
Jason '89 and Kara Moheban McLoy '88 
Daniel R. Miller '76 
Phebe Miner P'69, GP'96'98'06 
Robert Moheban P'80'88 
Joseph and Carol Monteforte P'10 
Keith and Mary Ellen Moores P'06'09 
Paul '41 and Anne Morgan P'67, GP'97'02 
Morgan-Worcester Inc. 
Daniel L. Morison '88 
Theodore P. Munro '40 
James Munro '43, P'67 
John M. Nash '54 
Andrew J. Nelson '71 
Michael and Andrea Norkus P'08 
Owen E. Obetz '57 
John A. O'Leary '69 
Colleen O'Neal P'09 
Thomas Otis '49 
John Pates '69 

John and Marie-Louise Petrie P'07 
David '77 and Michelle Phippen P'10 
Richard '38 and Susanne Phippen F71'72'77 
Harvey Picker 
The Pittsburgh Foundation 
Peter H. Quimby '85 
Donald N. Rice '52 
Keith and Sharon Riedel P'08 
John D. Roach '87 
The James E. Robinson Foundation 
Joan Ross P'OO 
Lewis Rumford III, '67 
Scott and Lisa Rushford P'07 
Richard and Nancy Russell P'89'95 
Richard and Susan Savage 
Rocco and Zita Scippa P'07 
Roy and Valerie Seibel P'10 
William '71 and Marcy Shack P'06 
Joseph and Yvette Shakespeare P'08 
Dolly Shalvoy P'02'04 
Kenneth and Bernadette Shedosky F96'01 
Jay and Kathleen Siegel P'04'08 
Anthony and Katherine Sillari P'03'06 
Frederick M. Smith II '52 
Philip '73 and Winifred Smith P'08 
Philip T. Smith '53 
David and Janet Splaine P'05'08 
Melvin Stavis GP'05'07'09 
David Strouss P'08 

Marcia Strouss and Brian Bernier P'08 
Daniel and Susan Sullivan P'07 
Charles and Tracy Sweetman P'08 
Brett and Joan Sylvester P'05 
Jeffrey P. Taft '85 
Robert and Christine Terry P'08 
Peter C. Thomas '64 
James I. Tikellis II '72 
Patricia Tooley AW'39 
Francis and Lisa Toomey P'10 
Bowen H. Tucker '55 
George '50 and Benson Tulloch P'77 
UBS Foundation 
Jay and Lynn Wailes P'04'08 
Samuel W. Wakeman '61 
David and Elayne Weener P'90 
The David and Elayne Weener 
Family Foundation 
Josiah '47 and Donna Welch P'80'83 
Albert B. Wende '55 
Bea Whitney P'81'83 
Frank and Maureen Wilkens P'95 
John and Corinne Wilkinson P'10 
The Williams Companies Foundation 
Charles C. Windisch '52 

The Catherine Dudley 
Dummer Society 

In grateful appreciation to these alumni/ae, 
parents and friends who gave $500 or more 
to the Annual Fund. 

Sideris D. Baer '66 
Dennis and Donna Becker P'01'06 
Jonathan D. Bergmann '75 
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation 
Melvyn Blake '57 
Samuel T. Blatchford '85 
Todd and Helen Blinder P'07 
Frederick P. Bowden III '52 
Peter T. Bramhall '52 
S. Kenneth Bruce '48 
Kimberlee G. Burgess '84 
Peter T. Butler '62 
Charles and Brenda Cavallaro P'04 
Central New York Community Foundation 
Peter and Caroline Collins P'09 
Robert B. Conklin '56 
Peter R. Conway '72 
Rodney and Theresa Cook P'07 
Daniel L. Cooke '81 
Joseph and Teresa Correnti P'09 
George W. Cowles '53 
Timothy T. Crane '73 
Harry L. Curtis III '72 
David and Clair Cushman P'05'08 
John W. Deering '47 
Robert C. DeLena '87 
Stephen and Edith Dubord P'01'02'06 
Wilson '69 and Kathy Durham P'92 
Geoffrey A. Durham '72 
E & R Laundry & Dry Cleaners 
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation 
Sarah Eberhart P'10 
Brett E. Engel '84 
Robert C. Erb, Jr. '52 
Pamela Evans P'07 
Parker B. Field III '53 
Geoffrey E. Fitts '57 
Frederic Franzius '51 
Kevin J. Gaffney '47 
George E. Gale III '53 
Howard and Naomi Gardner P'85 
Stephanie G. Ginsberg '85 
Robert and Judy Gore P'95'97 
Timothy G. Greene '50 
Stanley F. Greenberg '67 
Richard A. Guenther '71 
Hanover Insurance Group 
Harold W. Sweatt Foundation 
Diana Harrison P'81'84 
Lewis E. Harrower II '41 
James J. Healy '56 
John E. Hellerman '89 
David Hershey '50 and Brenda Heyward P'77 
Peter C. Hicks '66 
Harry W. Homeier '49 
Michael and Michelle Howard P'10 
A.C. Hubbard '55 

Benjamin '62 and Ellen Jameson P'00'02 
Roger Jones and 
Joanne Muther-Jones P'01'08 
Mosa P. Kaleel '86 
Michael W. Kaplan '71 
David Lampert '71 and Toril Forland P'08 
Henry and Penny Lapham P'83'86 
Charles B. Lamed '82 
Edmund C. Lattime '69 
Lester and Robyn Lee P'01 
James I. Leighton '74 
Harold 0. Leinbach '43 
George M. Lord '39 
Kenneth L. Markin '71 
Brian P. Marsh '59 
Virginia E. Maurer P'04 
Craig D. McConnell '75 

H. Thomas McMeekin'71 
Timothy W. McNally '62 
Howard D. Medwed '59 
John and Terese Menard P'08'09'09 
Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. '61. TR 
Lawrence E. Miller '67 
Anne Minster P'78'80 
William R. Moore, Jr. '51 
John and Sandy Morrissey P'10'10'10 
Stanley R. Morton, Jr. '60 
The Nash Foundation 
Roy C. Nash '59 
Theodore H. Northrup '71 
John B. Nye '82 

Bruce and Pattiann Ocko P'08'10 
John F. O'Dea '64 
George Q. Packard, Jr. '52 
Thomas H. Parker '57 
Dana A. Pascucci '93 
G. Richard Paul P'04 
David and Jayne Peng P'05'07 
Carroll and Anne Perry GP'94'96 
William R. Plumer '53 
Marie C. Polcari '73 
Christopher and Sheryl Poole P'10 
Christopher Poole '77 
William and Lisa Press P'09 
A. Gordon Price '49 
The Prudential Foundation 
Matthew and Nicole Prunier '94 
Spencer L. Purinton '75 
John Ragle 
Robin A. Remick '90 
Matthew H. Remis '92 
S. Scott Rimer '60 P'94 
Peter and Jane Robart P'07 
Bradley H. Roberts '45 
A. Rocke Robertson '64 
E. Stephen Robinson '68 
Amos and Catherine Rogers P'10 
Robert and Martha Rose P'83 
Cathleen R. Scerbo '84 
Amy P. Shafmaster '90 
Peter M. Sherin '59 
Gardner P. Sisk '67 
J. Hale Smith '68 

Joseph and Lorraine Sousa GP'98'00 
Amy A. Spellman '92 
Paul and Carol Spillane P'09 
George W. Starbuck III '57 
Peter W. Stonebraker '60 
Joseph Story II '67 
Sue Adams Interiors 
Ete Szuts and 

Susan Oleszko-Szuts P'96'96 
John W. Tarbell, Jr. '62 
Henry L. Terrie III '69 
Widgery Thomas, Jr. '43 
Brent A. Tingle '84 
John and Susan Tomich P'08 
Jeff and Patricia Travaline P'07 
Nancy Weinstein P'05 
Peter and Sally Wells P'10 
John A. Whitmore '66 
Robert L. Wise '64 
John Witherspoon 
Michael Wong and Annig Ye P'08 
Benjamin T. Wright '40 
Jessica S. Zaplin '99 

The Lieutenant 
Governor Society 

With grateful appreciation to those graduates 
of the Last Decade who gave $100 or more to 
the Annual Fund (the GOLD graduates). 

Mayo M. Amos '97 
Justin M. Becker '01 
Jesse M. Cavallaro '04 
Alexandra S. Cotreau '06 
Zachary A. Cotreau '06 
Emily R. Dana '00 
Patrick R. Dempsey '04 
Rachelle E. Dennis '02 
Patrick J. Forrest '98 
Meta M. Foster '97 
Kathleen A. Glynn '04 
Daniel G. Lee III '01 
Mark R. McDonnell '00 
Alexandra Q. McHale '98 
Christopher D. Mclnnis '02 
Philip P. Mclnnis '03 
Julia E. Mclnnis '06 
Rachel E. Medeiros '04 
Meaghan A. Owen '05 
Kempton T. Randolph '00 
Robert P. Rudolph '05 
Jason M. Salony '00 
Eve R. Seamans '00 
Joseph S. Shedosky '01 
John C. Shuster '01 
Sarah B. Willeman '99 
Jessica S. Zaplin '99 

The College Club 

With grateful appreciation to those college 
undergraduates who gave to the 
Annual Fund. 

Victoria B. Allen '05 
Cameron Archibald '06 
Jennifer M. Arno '03 
Marc I. Borden '03 
Jessie M. Cavallaro '04 
Kelsey A. Correia '05 
Alexandra S. Cotreau '06 
Zachary A. Cotreau '06 
Patrick R. Dempsey '04 
Andrew D. Doggett '04 
Christopher J. Ebinger '03 
Laura E. Ellison '03 
Brendan C. Giblin '05 
Kathleen A. Glynn '04 
Thomas M. Hyndman '04 
Kelsey E. Johnson '05 
Michelle A. Kinzie '05 
Kaitlin M. Lang '03 
Timothy J. Lang '05 
Jessica R Long '04 
Andrew M. Lundquist '03 
Daniel A. Lundquist '06 
Hallie A. Martin '05 
Philip P. Mclnnis '03 
Julia E. Mclnnis '06 
Rachel E. Medeiros '04 
Patrick W. Monigle '03 
Meghan D. 0'Malley '03 
Michael D. O'Neill '03 
Meaghan A. Owen '05 
Kelsey M. Quigley '04 
Aanand S. Radia '03 
Robert P. Rudolph '05 
Kelsey I. Shannahan '03 
Jarid B. Siegel '04 
Caroline A. Sillari '03 
Ruth W. Splaine '05 
Barrie M. Stavis '05 
Jillian M. Vavlitis '04 


Old Guard 

John P. English '28 

Class of 1933 

Amount Raised: $350.00 
Participation: 33.33%_ 
Stuart B. Barnard 
Thomas N. Willins, Jr. 

Class of 1935 

Amount Raised: $2,050.00 
Participation: 71.43% 
Russell B. Brewer 
William V. Broe 
C. Nelson Corey 
Frank R. Kitchell 
Donald Lawrence 

Class of 1936 

Amount Raised: $330.00 
Participation: 33.33% 
Julian Hess 
Stafford J. King, Jr. 
John C. Wells 

Class of 1937 

Class Agent: Putnam P. Flint 
Amount Raised: $15,650.00 
Participation: 66.67% 
Theodore G. Bergmann 
Putnam P. Flint 
W. Dana Jones 
Nathaniel N. Lord 
Edwin C. Murphy 
William P. Sheffield 

Class of 1938 

Amount Raised: $1,735.00 
Participation: 33.33% 
Harold H. Audet 
Alan L. Bullwinkle 
Charles T. Henrich 
Richard D. Phippen 
Clifford H. Sinnett 

Class of 1939 

Amount Raised: $16,855.10 
Participation: 47.62% 
David F. Ellbogen 
John H. Gannett 
A. Charles Goodrich III 
Charles E. Hewitt 
Thomas L. Killough 
George M. Lord 
Edmund G. Noyes 
Philip A. Simpson 
Donald W. Stockwell 
Mrs. Gordon K. Tooley 

Class of 1940 

Amount Raised: $14,568.68 
Participation: 48.00% 
Andrew C. Bailey 
David F. Gearhart 
John M. Hastings, Jr. 
Willard S. Little 
Robert J. Lyle 
Charles E. McDowell 
Theodore P. Munro 
Robert F. Schumann 
Edwin S. Sheffield 
David H. Solomon 
Benjamin T. Wright 
Sanford P. Young 

Class of 1941 

Class Agent: David T. Goodhart 
Amount Raised: $9,975.00 
Participation: 31.03% 
William C. Abbott, Jr. 
Neal W. Cox 
David T. Goodhart 
Lewis E. Harrower II 
James Monroe, Jr. 
Paul S. Morgan 
Howard F. Stirn 
Wilbur E. Webster 

Class of 1942 

Amount Raised: $4,600.00 
Participation: 27.27% 
Norton Cushman 
D. Robert Kelly 
William B. Kirkpatrick 
C. Derek Lagemann 
Seward E. Pomeroy 
Humphrey B. Simson 

Class of 1943 

Class Agent: Walter L. McGill 
Amount Raised: $9,759.16 
Participation: 27.27% 
Thomas Akin 
Benjamin B. Brewster 
Roy E. Coombs 
Morgan Cooper 
Richard B. Hamilton 
Crosby Hitchcock 
Harold 0. Leinbach 
Benjamin E. Mann 
David H. Mason 
Walter L. McGill 
Peter S. Morgan 
Robert L. Morrell 
James C. Munro 
Angus W. Park 
Philip N. Sawyer 
Alexander D. Smith 
Robert S. Tannebring 
Widgery Thomas, Jr. 
Robert Wadleigh 
William C. Wiswall* 

Class of 1944 

Class Agent: Gordon Hoyt 
Amount Raised: $12,005.00 
Participation: 64.29% 
Andrew L. Brillhart 
William N. Campbell, Jr. 
Courtland J. Cross 
Nathaniel N. Dummer 
Samuel J. Finlay 
Gordon J. Hoyt 
Steven K. Kauffman 
Benjamin Pearson 
Warren T. Perkins 
Leonard N. Plavin 
George A. Pollin 
John T. Scott 
Edmund C. Tarbell 
Malcolm H. von Saltza 
James C. Waugh 
Alan H. Welch 
John R. Whitney, Jr. 
Albert L. Wyer 

Class of 1945 

Class Agent: Donald G. Palais 
Amount Raised: $2,820.00 
Participation: 85.19% 
David W. Barnard 
William A. Barrell, Jr. 
Stephen D. Bean 
Edgar S. Catlin, Jr. 

Thank you to our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, an 
friends for making it another successful year for 
The Governor's Academy Annual Fund. We completed 
the 2006-2007 fiscal year with $1,501,232 raised, 7% 
over our budgeted goal. As you know, the Annual Fund 
is crucial in maintaining the school - its people and its 
facilities. A full 10% of the annual operating budget is 
met by your charitable donations. 

A special thank you to the Academy parents who raised 
$551,325 or 37% of the total funds donated. Wow! Our 
fellow alumni also demonstrated their support and com- 
mitment to their alma mater by contributing $695,334, 
or 47% of the total. How gratifying to see generations 
of Academy alumni continue to contribute to a place 
they know and love so well! This year, the school 
received a contribution from a member of the Class of 
1928 and several contributions from members of the 
Class of 2006. We truly value and admire the level of 
care and concern that alumni of all ages demonstrate for 
the Academy. 

The fundraising journey continues. We've set an ambi- 
tious goal for the current 2007-2008 fiscal year of $1.7 
million and we ask, once again, for your support. Please 
know that we could not be the wonderful place we are 
today without each of you. Now in its 244th year, this 
old school is thriving because of your generosity and 

Respectfully yours, 


Chris Beebe '55 
Co-Chair, Develop 
Board of Trustees 

WAt (£@mtaSMSS 

Henry Eaton '70, P'03, '08 
Co-Chair, Development Committee 
Board of Trustees 











Richard A. Cousins 
Warren W. Furth 
John S. Gillies, Jr. 
David P. Graham 
William J. Hale 
Stanley A. Hamel 
Edward C. Haynes, Jr. 
Edwin L. Hubbard 
Brewster W. Jameson 
Archibald J. Kingsley 
Leon L. Noyes 
Arthur S. Page, Jr. 
Donald G. Palais 
Bradley H. Roberts 
Robert S. Steinert, Jr. 
Warren G. .Symonds 
Irvine F. Williamson 
Paul Withington 

B. Botsford Young, Jr. 

Class of 1946 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $650.00 
Participation: 34.78% 
James E. Chase 
Paul B. Gaudin 
Herbert J. Levine 
Raymond J. Lyons 
Theodore G. Mixer 
Robert H. Reid 
Richard L. Walsh, Jr. 
Robert W. Waugh 

Class of 1947 

Class Agent: John W. Deering 
Amount Raised: $26,420.83 
Participation: 50.00% 
Homer Ambrose, Jr. 
Ralph E. Bailey, Jr. 

C. Benson Birdsall 
Norman G. Brown 
Jay C. Curtis 
John W. Deering 
Henry T. Dunker 
Kevin J. Gaffney 
Daniel M. Hall 
Plato H. Kangis 
James M. Knott 
Dana W. Mayo 
Robert J. McGill 
Henry M. Sanders 
Peter R. Sutton 
Josiah H. Welch 
David S. Wilcox 

Class of 1948 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $3,545.00 
Participation: 28.57% 
Richard D. Attwill 
S. Kenneth Bruce 
Peter T. Case 
John H. Deuble 
E. Ashley Eames 
David H. Ellsworth 
Franklin Freeman 
Philip Gemmer 
Pete Houston* 
Richard N. Macnair 
Duncan H. McCallum 
Robert B. Skeele 

Class of 1949 

Class Agent: William L Chamberlin 

Amount Raised: $6,220.00 

Participation: 42.50% 

Jacob B. Brown 

John C. Canepa 

Robert 0. Coulter 

Archer B. des Cognets 

William H. Drake 
Thomas R.M. Emery 
Manson P. Hall 
Chester R. Ham 
Harry W. Homeier 
Philip E. Hopkins* 
E. William Judson 
Arthur B. Martin 
John J. Mozzicato 
Thomas Otis 
A. Gordon Price 
Richard M. Tyler, Jr. 
John E. Veasey 

Class of 1950 

Class Agent: Timothy G. Greene 
Amount Raised: $16,871.77 
Participation: 46.34% 
Marc am Rhein 
David C. Bailey, Jr. 
Charles C. Bowen 
Robert T. Comey, Jr. 
Robert H. Cushman 
William D. Engs 
Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 
Peter W. Gavian 
Timothy G. Greene 
David R. Hershey 
John G. Ives 
William E. Little* 
Richard H. McCoy 
Richard W. Patton 
William E. Rex 
Malcoumbe C. Robertson 
Robert W. Squire 
George S. Tulloch, Jr. 
Arthur Withington II 

Class of 1951 

Class Agent: George E. McGregor, Jr. 

Amount Raised: $3,780.00 

Participation: 39.58% 

Ted H. Barrows III 

Kenneth M. Bistany 

E. Ronan Campion 

Peter D. Dunning 

Robert H. Fleming 

Frederic Franzius 

Charles E. Hussey 

Louis A. Ireton 

George D. Kirkham 

William F. Lacey III 

T. Robley Louttit 

George E. McGregor, Jr. 

William R. Moore, Jr. 

David A. Pope 

Edward G. Stockwell 

Louis F. Tobia 

Robert L. Wenz 

Peter J. Whitney 

Webster Wilde, Jr. 

Class of 1952 

Class Agent: Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

Amount Raised: $8,525.00 

Participation: 40.48% 

August W. Boss 

Frederick P. Bowden 

Peter T.C. Bramhall 

Robert C. Erb, Jr. 

John P. Eveleth 

Barry Gately 

Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

Walter R. Lawson 

John T. Lucas 

Richard J. Nader 

B. Dirk Owens 

George Q. Packard, Jr. 

David L. Powers 

Donald N. Rice 

E. Richard Rothmund 
Frederick M. Smith 
Charles C. Windisch 

Class of 1953 

Class Agent: George E. Gale 
Philip T. Smith 
Amount Raised: $3,975.00 
Participation: 29.09% 
Arthur C. Bartlett 
George W. Cowles 
Parker B. Field III 
George E. Gale III 
Charles F. Gibbs 
Lawrence W. Guild 
William D. King 
Richard T. Marr 
Richard B. Osgood 
Charles C. Palmer 
Norris R. Peirce 
William C. Pinkham 
William R. Plumer 
Henry H. Rogers 
Philip T. Smith 
Frederick C. Waldron 

Class of 1954 

Class Agent: Richard H. Pew, Jr. 

Amount Raised: $14,225.00 

Participation: 26.67% 

David H. Alven 

Cary K. Bradford 

Howard V. Clarke* 

Bradford H. Crane 

David M. Hicks 

Richard A. Michelson 

John M. Nash 

Allen K. Needham, Jr. 

John M. Perrigo 

Richard H. Pew, Jr 

Haskell Rhett 

Gerard G. Vaughan 

Class of 1955 

Class Agent: William S. Friend 
Amount Raised: $20,040.74 
Participation: 44.90% 
Philip A. Angell, Jr. 
Richard H. Bailey 
Christopher C. Beebe 
Thornton Burke 
Orrin M. Colley 
Dudley A. Dorr 
Lawrence G. Eliot 
William S. Friend 
A.C. Hubbard, Jr. 
Norman S. Jessop 
Allan R. Keith 
Peter F. Littlefield 
Edward S. Luneburg 
Bernard Michals 
Richard A. Nielsen 
John J. Pallotta, Jr. 
Peter F. Scott 
Frederic J. Sears 
William P. Stone 
Roger S. Tompkins 
Bowen H. Tucker 
Albert B. Wende 

Class of 1956 

Class Agents: Joseph E. MacLeod 

John S. Wilson 
Amount Raised: $6,170.00 
Participation: 61.36% 
Richard A. Ananian 
Rufus Ansley 
Arthur E. Balser, Jr. 
Richard S. Bartlett 
Stephen C. Bartow 

Huntington Blatchford, Jr. 
Daniel F. Bridges 
Robert B. Conklin 
James Dean III 
Stephen R. Domesick 
Clark G. Duncan 
Thomas P. Elder 
James J. Healy 
John A. Henry 
Henry L. Hill, Jr. 
Herbert H. Hodos 
Joseph E. MacLeod 
Gordon G. MacVean 
George L. Needham 
David S. Pennock 
Peter H. Renkert 
Stanley W. Rhodes 
Otto P. Robinson, Jr. 
William W. Sayles 
Reaves E. Strobel, Jr. 
Thomas V. Urmy, Jr. 
John S. Wilson 

Class of 1957 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $8,825.00 
Participation: 47.37% 

B. Hardy Bedford, Jr. 
Edmund C. Beebe, Jr. 
Melvyn Blake 
Eugene R. Bouley 
Peter Y. Cadigan 
Lyman A. Cousens III 
Frank S. Dickerson III 
Geoffrey E. Fitts 
Gale H. French 
Frank H. Gleason 
Robert F. Hicks 
Owen E. Obetz 
Thomas H. Parker 
Richard J.V.C. Pescosolido 
Charles E. Reed III 
Chuck E. Schroedel, Jr. 
George W. Starbuck III 
John A. Wichers 

Class of 1958 

Class Agent: Harvey L Hayden 
Amount Raised: $5,625.00 
Participation: 25.64% 
Paul S. Clark II 
Michael G. Dunsford 
Harvey L. Hayden 
William T. Hunt 
Robert C. Kirkwood 
Newton W. Lamson II 
James C. Main 
Richard P. Morse 
John A. Schabacker 
Nathan N. Withington 

Class of 1959 

Class Agent: William J. Donnelly 
Amount Raised: $5,053.92 
Participation: 38.10% 
Courtney F. Bird, Jr. 
Edward S. Bliss, Jr. 
Walter B. Cannon 
James S. Foley 
Mirick Friend 

C. Randolph Light 
Brian P. Marsh 
Howard D. Medwed 
Roy C. Nash 
Robert H. Pouch 
Richard C. Pratt 
Charles R. Sawyer 
Everit B. Terhune III 
William B. Whiting 
Nathan D. Woodberry 

Class of 1960 

Class Agent: Carl M. Youngman 
Amount Raised: $5,525.00 
Participation: 36.73% 
Robert H. Adams 
Donald G. Alexander 
H. Paul Buckingham III 
James C. Deveney, Jr. 
John C. Elwell 
Malcolm E. Flint 
Walcott B. Hamilton 
Richard L. Henry 
Thomas P. Jones III 
Stanley R. Morton, Jr. 
Willard R. Nalchajian 
S. Robert Rimer 
John L. Slater 
Peter W. Stonebraker 
William F. Tuxbury, Jr. 
Abbot W. Vose 
Thomas S. Wadlow, Jr. 
Carl M. Youngman 

Class of 1961 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $7,379.28 
Participation: 24.44% 
Peter L. Boynton 
John T. Brickson 
Geoffrey G. Dellenbaugh 
David W. Graff 
James F. Hunt, Jr. 
Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. 
Geoffrey H. Robinson 
J. Stephen Sawyer 
Richard W. Snowdon III 
David D. Stringer 
Samuel W. Wakeman 

Class of 1962 

Class Agent: Peter T. Butler 
Amount Raised: $26,617.05 
Participation: 43.64% 
Raymond A. Bird 
Nils P. Bjork 
Peter T. Butler 
Douglass L. Coffman 
Douglass L. Coupe 

Malcalm L. Donaldson, Jr. 
Darrell H. Hamric, Jr. 
Stanton T. Healy 
Charles A. Higgins 
Cyrus W. Hoover 
Benjamin J. Jameson 
Mark R. Johnson 
Stephen G. Kasnet 
David A. Lorenson 
Robert F. MacLaughlin 
Timothy W. McNally 
William S. McPhee 
Theodore F. Moore 
George A. Randall 
Joseph B. Selden 
Slater Smith 
John W. Tarbell, Jr. 
Thomas S. Tobey 
Anthony D. Whittemore 

Class of 1963 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $3,425.00 
Participation: 17.02% 
Robert K. Cate 
Peter B. Coburn 
David R. Dent 
Frank B. Gummey III 
Robert P. Ingalls 
G. Calvin Mackenzie 
Robert F. Mann 
Jonathan S. Shafmaster 

Class of 1964 

Class Agent: John S. Mercer 
Amount Raised: $13,850.00 
Participation: 27.45% 
Jay Cooke III 
Peter Dolce 
Robert S. Farnum 
Howard W. Foss 
Paul S. Freedberg 
William R. Harvey 
H. Laurence Henchey 
Richard B. Noyes 
John F. O'Dea 
A. Rocke Robertson 
Andrew J.E. Rose 

Peter C. Thomas 
Richard A. Tuxbury 
Robert L. Wise 

Class of 1965 

Class Agent: Jeffrey H. Kane 
Amount Raised: $4,4350.00 
Participation: 22.45% 

Charles H. Dunton 
A. John Gregg 
John M. Mackenzie 
J. Scott Magrane, Jr. 
William E. Major 
James C. McGuire 
Stephen M. Rolfe 
Peter B. Sargent 
David P. Sheppard 
David B. Sullivan 
Russell E. Thomas 

Class of 1966 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $6,147.00 
Participation: 30.00% 
Manly E. Applegate 
Sideris D. Baer 
Samuel G. Billings 
James T. Connolly 
Henry Y.W. Eu 
Peter C. Hicks 
Roy E. Hope 
James H. Keeler III 
Timothy Maier 
Peter L. Navins 
David W. Oliker 
Bradford H. Silsby 
David W. Stonebraker 
David W. Tinker 
George W. Tower IV 
John L Trickey 
Jeffrey C. Weber 
John A. Whitmore 


Class of 1967 

Class Agents: Remington A. Clark III 

Jeffrey R. Harris 
Amount Raised: $150,672.00 
Participation: 73.85% 
Keith L. Adolph 
William L. Alfond 
R. Macdonald Barnes, Jr. 
Robert M. Bass 
Bennett H. Beach 
Edwin S. Beatty 
Roger T. Block 
Russell S. Bolles 
Richard M. Brayton 
John W. Butler 
Remington A. Clark III 
Donald H. Congdon 
Phillip S. Congdon 
Douglas J. Curtis 
Charles A. Davis 
Morgan 0. Doolittle III 
William A. Dougherty III 
Carter S. Evans 
Philip T. Finn 
Harper Follansbee Jr. 
Stanley F. Greenberg 
William M. Haggerty 
Jeffrey R. Harris 
Paul A. Hemmerich 
Richard A. Jensen 
Anne-Marie Laverty 
Kevin R. Leary 
David R. Marsh 
Robert E. Marsh 
Lawrence E. Miller 
Daniel M. Morgan 
Charles M. Murphy, Jr. 
James. C. Nevius 
Wayne M. Noel 
Arthur W. Pearce 
Ralph H. Perkins 
Wilfred C. Poon 
H. Reid Pugh II 
Alan F. Rothfeld 
Lewis Rumford III 
Joseph Schwarzer 
Gardner P. Sisk 
Joseph Story II 








Awards and Prizes for Alumni/ 'ae Giving 

The Morris P. Frost '35 Bowl 








uard (1926-1956) 

-.ass of 1947, $26,420 

Class Agent: John W. Deering 

Middle Years (1957-1976) 

Class of 1969, $35,725 

{(jm &ifii», mm £ mm 

Class of 1988, $28,530 

Cto Agent: Came W. Penner 

JTie Putnam P, Flint '37 Bowl 



Old Guard (1926-1956) 

Class of 1945, 85% 

Class Agent: Donald G. Palais 

Middle Years (1957-1976) 

Class of 1956, 61% 

Class Agents: Joseph E. MacLeod, John S. Wilson 

Younger Set (1977-1996) 
Class of 1984, 21% 

Class Agents: Charlotte J. Amorello, Brett E. Engel 

Awarded to thp r/o^5 with thp orpatp^ 

Class of 1956, 27 Donors 
Class of 1968, 27 Donors 

st number of donors 

ine Reunion u 


with the highest dollar total as of 

Class of 1967, $150,672 

Reunion Committee Volunteers: Bennett H. Beach, Remington A. Clark, Stanley F. 
Greenberg, William M. Haggerty, Jeffrey R. Harris, Paul A. Hemmerich, Ray J. 
Huard, David R. Marsh, Daniel M. Morgan, H. Reid Pugh, Lewis Rumford, W. Ward 

The Reunion Class Prize 

ith the highest participation total as 

Class of 1967, 74% 

Awarded tojhe GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) class with the 
highest dollar total 

Class of 2003, $1,485 

The Bom 

OLD (Graduates of the last Decade) class with the 

Class of 2003, 13% 

Class Agent: Brooke M. Eaton 



Jonathan W Strater 
George H. Swift III 
Thomas G. Taylor 
W. Ward Westhafer 

Class of 1968 

Class Agents: Carl F. Spang, Jr. 
MarcK. Tucker 
Arthur H. Veasey, III 

Amount Raised: $9,260.00 

Participation: 41.54% 


Wayne A. Barbaro 

Peter M. Barkin 

Carl A. Berntsen III 

William H. Black 

James F. Brooks 

Howard W. Burns, Jr. 

Steven B. Cox 

John W. Emerson 

Donald R. Hayes, Jr. 

R. Thomas Jacobs 

Charles B. Johnson, Jr. 

Harry J. Kangis 

Harold G. Levine 

Evan S. Leviss 

Robert M. Lord 

David S. Mitchell 

D. Christopher Page 
Robert W. Parsons 
Steven E. Pollak 

E. Stephen Robinson 
James L. Rudolph 

J. Hale Smith 
Carl F. Spang, Jr. 
C. Wilson Sullivan 
Arthur Veasey 
John W. Wannop, Jr. 

Class of 1969 

Class Agent: Peter K. Dorsey 
Amount Raised: $35,725.00 
Participation: 31.75% 
Robert H. Amsler 
Christopher C. Barker 
William S. Clyde 
Johnston P. Connelly II 
Peter K. Dorsey 

Wilson C. Durham 
Nathan Follansbee 
Jeffrey L. Gordon 
Edmund C. Lattime 
Frederick J. Lyle 
Garrett R. Martin 
Joshua L. Miner IV 
John A. O'Leary 
John L. Pates 
Brian Pfeiffer 
William B. Strider 
C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. 
Henry L. Terrie III 
Richard G. Whitten 
Steven P. Worthen 

Class of 1970 

Class Agent: Henry B. Eaton 
Amount Raised: $7,525.00 
Participation: 17.39% 
Henry B. Eaton 
Michael L. Franchot 
Chandler R. Gilman 
Nicholas P. Meyer 
Michael P. O'Leary 
Thomas A. Price 
Benjamin T. Smith 
Frederick R. Statler 
John A. Stichnoth, Jr. 
Guy A. Swenson III 
Thomas C. Turner 
J. Randall Whitney III 

Class of 1971 

Class Agent: Edgar S. Catlin III 
Amount Raised: $11,500.00 
Participation: 29.58% 
Barry A. Burlingham 
Edgar S. Catlin III 
John M. dayman 
Russell F. Ethridge 
James S. Fleming 
Wayne A. Gray 
Richard Guenther 
Michael E. Hoover 
Michael W. Kaplan 
David Lampert 
Kenneth L. Markin 



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H. Thomas McMeekin 

Geoff Peters 

Class of 1976 

Class of 1979 

Andrew J. Nelson 

Robert E. Phillips 

Class Agent: Perry M. Smith 

Seeking New Class Agent 

Eric H. Nietsch 

Marie C. Polcari 

Amount Raised: $13,635.00 

Amount Raised: $5,975.00 

Theodore H. Northrup 

Carol R. Salloway 

Participation: 23.08% 

Participation: 15.63% 

Albert P. Pettoruto 

Arthur A. Scangas 

Hayward T. Adams 

Stuart R. Cawley 

Thomas C. Quinn II 

Bruce W. Sheldon 

Thomas P. Balf 

Troy A. Dagres 

Peter L. Richardson 

Philip C. Smith 

Gordon D. Boulger 

Kathleen Coffin Hourihan 

Jonathan Roof 

John J.R. Cavendish 

Randy Tye O'Brien 

William P. Shack 

Class of 197 A 

Steven B. French 

John S. Perlowski, Jr. 

Malcolm L. Wright 

Class Agent: £ Scott Williams 

Mary Karlin 

David L. Powers, Jr. 

Amount Raised: $7,775.00 

Daniel M. Miller 

Bradley A. Reichter 

Class of 1972 

Participation: 17.98% 

Brian H. Noyes 

Henry M. Rosen 

Seeking New Class Agent 

Peter Arnold Jr. 

Gordon Eric O'Brien 

Kathleen Leary Ryan 

Amount Raised: $31,112.60 

Carl M. Bosch 

J. Jeffcott Ogden 

Hal F. Sizer 

Participation: 21.79% 

Colin P. Cross 

Lisa Palais 

Steven L. Sterman 

Charles S. Bouchard 

Steven S. Epstein 

Edward F. Reed 

Robert R. Bryan 

Stephen A. James 

Andrew P. Skaff 

Class of 1980 

Paul J. Commito 

James I. Leighton 

Perry M. Smith 

Seeking New Class Agent 

William S. Connolly 

Jonathan B. Sendor 

William C. Woods 

Amount Raised: $1,400.00 

Peter R. Conway 

Steven G. Shapiro 

Participation: 14.71% 

Harry L. Curtis III 
Geoffrey A. Durham 

Andi Lipsky Shaw 
William B. Skaff 

Class of 1977 

Seeking New Class Agent 

William M. Bartlett 
William H. Brine III 

Peter W. Franklin 
Frank A. Holmes 
J. Robert Jablonski 

Robert E. Spaulding 
Pamela McElroy Toner 
P. Woodbridge Wallace 

Amount Raised: $5,150.00 
Participation: 8.33% 
Cathy James Booth 

Kevin W. Callahan 
Frederick H. Long 
Helen M-S Mazarakis 

Bryce A. Kiberd 

E. Scott Williams 

Huw R. Jones 

Russell C. Savrann 

Andrew D. Lappin 

Steven M. Winer 

C. Eric Laub 

Christopher H.A. Stafford 

Benjamin Pearson 

Lawrence B. Woolson, Jr. 

David 0. Phippen 

Matthew D. Tomlinson 

James Pierce 

Christopher L. Poole 

Stephen G. Wall 

Harrison M. Smith II 
Sarah Ewell Smith 

Class of 1975 

Allison McElroy Quinttus 
Andrew J. Sterge 

Pamela Kurtz Welch 

James I. Tikellis II 

Class Agent: Spencer L. Purinton 
Amount Raised: $2,450.00 

Class of 1981 

Class of 1973 

Class Agent: 6. Douglas Pope 

Participation: 11.54% 
Jonathan D. Bergmann 

Class of 1978 

Seeking New Class Agent 

Class Agent: Michael M. Reilly 
Amount Raised: $7,307.98 

Amount Raised: $12,290.00 

Stephen C. Dunfey 

Amount Raised: $745.00 

Participation: 32.50% 

Participation: 18.18% 

Louise S. Johnson 

Participation: 12.00% 

Karla A. Austen 
David S. Brown 
John S. Cole 

Roberto Arguello 

Craig D. McConnell 

Jody R. Baum 

William C. Arthur III 

Barry H. Miller 

William F. Drislane 

Ian B. Chisholm 

Richard H. Neyman 

David R. Drukker 

Daniel L. Cooke 

Ronald J. Cole 

Spencer L. Purinton 

James C. Goodhart 

Clarissa Dane Hughes 

Timothy T. Crane 

Winston S. Rice, Jr. 

William C. Jerome III 

Michael A. Menyhart 

Charles C. Holleman 

Michael P. Sapuppo 

Tomas G. Mathews 

Tracey Meehan O'Dea 

Jay A. Martus 
David D. Metcalf 

Richard P. Neville 

Peter N. Starosta 

Jami Bougas Spencer 

Benay Lazo Todzo 

William F. O'Leary 

Andrew W. Stephenson 

Mark A. Whitney 









Class of 1982 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $17,730.83 
Participation: 16.67% 
Richard D. Brown 
Claire Dober Danaher 
Robin Fasciano-Gianis 
Augusta Henley-Cheshire 
Charles B. Lamed 
Robert Low 
M. Scott Maguire 
Chapman Mayo 
John B.A. Nye 
Ann K. Rooney 
Heather Vickers Ryan 
Kristen P. Saunders 
Paula A. Veale 

Class of 1983 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $15,541.25 
Participation: 8.86% 
David S. Dow 
Aaron L. Halpern 
Frederick J. Hare 
David S. Hoffman 
C. Herrick Morse 
Bruce C. Turner 
Amy S. Welch 

Class of 1984 

Class Agent: Charlotte Johnson Amorello 

Brett Engel 
Amount Raised: $4,525.00 
Participation: 20.55% 
Paul A. Bartholomew 
Kimberlee Grillo Burgess 
David H. Carlson 
Matthew B. Carothers 
Michael D. DiModica 
Brett E. Engel 
Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell 
Hugh R. Friedman 
Mariel Hagan 
Cathleen Riley Scerbo 
Roechelle L. Smith 

Brent A. Tingle 
Jeffrey S. Wallace 
Kathleen Lambert Watt 
David J. Wheeler 

Class of 1985 

Class Agents: Anthony P. Fusco 
Peter Quimby 
Sean Mahoney 

Amount Raised: $8,175.00 

Participation: 15.00% 

Nathalie Ames 

Samuel T. Blatchford 

Steven M. Bornstein 

Peter D. Condon 

Anthony P. Fusco 

Dennis P. Gately 

Stephanie Gardner Ginsberg 

Courtney Church Goldthwait 

Sean Mahoney 

Roslyn G. Pechet 

Peter H. Quimby 

Jeffrey P. Taft 

Class of 1986 

Seeking New Class Agent 
Amount Raised: $1,075.00 
Participation: 6.76% 
Mosa P. Kaleel 
Eric S. Krukonis 
Kimberly Mooney Mcnulty 
Melanie D'Orazio Waldman 
Anne P. Waldron 

Class of 1987 

Class Agents: Robert C. DeLena 

Amount Raised: $2,625.00 

Participation: 17.07% 

Peter G. Barton 

Anita Russo Bartschat 

David A. Bonenko 

A. Kipchoge Brown 

Lisa A. Carrigg 

Robert C. DeLena 

P. Cris Dobrosielski 

Amy Mack Forsthoffer 

Luch Armstrong Henkes 
Anne Taylor Kindblom 
David R. Miller 
Amy B. Northup 
John D. Roach 
Gregory B. Waldman 

Class of 1988 

Class Agent: Carrie Walton Penner 
Amount Raised: $28,530.00 
Participation: 11.70% 
Heather E. Andersen 
Wayne M. Belleau 
Jordan J. Burgess, Jr. 
Denice Hannon-Perera 
Kara Moheban McLoy 
Daniel L. Morison 
Todd M. O'Brien 
Hugh M. Ogilvie 
Carrie Walton Penner 
Jenny 0. Reynolds 
Charity Simard 

Class of 1989 

Class Agents: Robert T. Wattie III 
Amount Raised: $720.00 
Participation: 7.14% 
Amy C. Bonnerot 
John E. Hellerman 
Kevin J. Lydon 
Jason McLoy 
Victoria Hill Resnick 
Patrick E. Riley 

Class of 1990 

Class Agents: Margo Doyle Dhaliwal 
Amount Raised: $2,000.00 
Participation: 9.59% 
Shannon Ballard Davenport 
Margo Doyle Dhaliwal 
Emily Pearl 
Robin A. Remick 
Brian W. Rodgers 
Amy P. Shafmaster 
Lori I. Weener 

Class of 1991 

Class Agent: Todd M. Bairstow 

Station B. Newbert 
Amount Raised: $7,019.91 
Participation: 11.54% 
Stephen J. Aron 
Todd M. Bairstow 
Catherine D. Burgess 
Michael S. Burke 
Anthony J. Cohen 
Toby G. Kumin 
Nicole F. LaTour 
Scott D. McLeod 
Brian J. Novelline 

Class of 1992 

Class Agent: Amy Daniels Spellman 

Amount Raised: $2,550.00 

Participation: 8.24% 

Candice Austin Denby 

Grace P. Jeanes 

Nicolas A. LaPierre 

Sam B. Nickerson 

Matthew H. Remis 

Amy Daniels Spellman 

Lisa K. Widdecke 

Class of 1993 

Class Agent: Jennifer I. Saunders 
Amount Raised: $1,700.00 
Participation: 5.00% 
Jonathan K. Jett 
Michael A. Nadeau 
Dana A. Pascucci 
Archie E. Seale 

Class of 1994 

Class Agents: David Costa 
John Markos 
Rahul K. Sivaprasad 

Amount Raised: $2,555.00 

Participation: 15.85% 

James S. Cavanaugh 

Katharine S. Conner 

Michelle L. Dumas 

Brendan M. Forrest 

Alison Martin Fruh 

Joshua R. Manring 

Class of 1998 

Class of 2005 

John M. Markos 

Seeking New Class Agent 

Class of 2002 

Class Agent: Amy Miller 


Beth A. Nassar 

Amount Raised: $400.00 

Class Agent: Shane MacDonald 

Julie O'Shaughnessy 


Timothy C. O'Keefe 

Participation: 7.95% 

Amount Raised: $362.00 

Robert Rudolph 


Nicole T. Pavao 

Kelly M. Barry 

Participation: 5.43% 

Amount Raised: $440.00 


Matthew T. Prunier 

Anthony D. DiCicco 

Francesca E. DeMeo 

Participation: 9.62% 


Nicole Abdulla Prunier 

Patrick J. Forrest 

Rachelle E. Dennis 

Victoria B. Allen 


Justin E. Rivera 

Alexandra Q. McHale 

Lauren R. Marsh 

Kelsey A. Correia 


Emily M. Novis 

Christopher D. Mclnnis 

Brendan C. Giblin 


Class of 1995 

Stoddard R. Panall 

James M. Morrissey 

Kelsey E. Johnson 


Class Agents: Gretchen E. Scharfe 

Sarah M. Turner 

Timothy J. Lang 


Eric J. Whittier 

Class of 2003 

Hallie A. Martin 


Amount Raised: $3,325.00 

Class of 1999 

Class Agent: Brooke Eaton 

Meaghan A. Owen 

Participation: 13.16% 

Class Agent: Joseph P. Turner, Jr. 

Amount Raised: 1,485.00 

Robert P. Rudolph 


Sung-Jin An 

Amount Raised: $805.00 

Participation: 13.33% 

Ruth W. Splaine 


Robert S. Faulkner, Jr. 

Participation: 4.29% 

Jennifer M. Arno 

Barrie M. Stavis 

I ' 

Stephen A. Kasnet 

Rebecca L. Messinger 

Marc I. Borden 

Ashley Russell Krasinski 

Sarah B. Willerman 

Stephanie Carter 

Class of 2006 

Martha H. Mercer 

Jessica S. Zaplin 

Christopher J. Ebinger 

Class Agent: Elizabeth Guyton 


Michael C. Noon 

Laura E. Ellison 

Andrew Sillari 


Molly Scharfe Prinn 

Class of 2000 

Kaitlin M. Lang 

Elizabeth Tarr 

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Gretchen E. Scharfe 

Class Agent: Jason M. Salony 

Andrew M. Lundquist 

Amount Raised: $370.00 


Ksenija Topic 

Amount Raised: $765.00 

Philip P. Mclnnis 

Participation: 5.88% 

Eric J. Whittier 

Participation: 11.11% 

Patrick W. Monigle 

Cameron Archibald 


Meghan K. Barry 

Meghan D. O'Malley 

Alexandra S. Cotreau 

Class of 1996 

Diana K. Burnell 

Aanand S. Radia 

Zachary A. Cotreau 

Seeking New Class Agent 

Emily R. Dana 

Kelsey I. Shannahan 

Danial A. Lundquist 

Amount Raised: $320.00 

Daria C. Grayer 

Caroline A. Sillari 

Julia E. Mclnnis 

Participation: 3.90% 

Marc R. McDonnell 

Raymond M. Long 

Otis S. Panall 

Class of 2004 

Katherine D. Meyer 

Kempton T. Randolph 

Class Agent: Pat Dempsey 


Michael J. Shedosky 

Jason M. Salony 
Eve R. Seamans 

Jackie Ward 
Kerri O'Neill 

Class of 1997 

Elizabeth D. Turnbull 

Amount Raised: $459.00 


Seeking New Class Agent 

Participation: 10.48% 


Amount Raised: $645.00 

Class of 2001 

Jessie M. Cavallaro 

Participation: 8.11% 

Class Agent: Derek Ealvey 

Patrick R. Dempsey 



Amount Raised: $585.00 

Andrew D. Doggett 


Mayo Morgan Amos 

Participation: 12.50% 

Katie A. Glynn 


Colleen A. Christopher 

Justin M. Becker 

Thomas M. Hyndman 


Christian J. Derderian 

Courtney Craft 

Michelle A. Kinzie 


Meta Mason Foster 

Jordan Harband 

Jessica R. Long 



Piper A. Gore 

Daniel G. Lee 

Rachel E. Medeiros 



Jessamine D. Logan 

Kelsey M. Quigley 

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Jessica Ross 

Jarid b. Siegel 



Joseph S. Shedosky 

Jillian M. Vavlitis 


John C. Shuster 


Shaena A.D. Tucker 

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Special Gifts 

We gratefully acknowledge these individuals who made restricted gifts for special projects that enable us to enhance all parts of our school including facilities, financial aid support and faculty compensation. 

Mr. William Alfond 

The William Alfond Foundation 

Ms. Nathalie Ames 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Andrews 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arrigo 

Mr. and Mrs. David Bakalar 

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Banta 

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Barrand 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bergman 

Mrs. Margarita Blanter 

Mr. and Mrs. Nabil Boghos 

Mr. and Mrs. James Bonazzo 

The Boston Foundation 

Mr. and Mrs. William Brine 

Ms. Beth Bullock 

Ms. Catherine Burgess 

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cahill 

Canadian Club of Boston 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cawley 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cody 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cook 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cotreau 

Mr. Albert Creighton 

Darwin Suzsoft 

Mr. Christian D'Orio 

Mr. Peter Dorsey 

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Dubord 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Durkin 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eaton 

Estate of Elizabeth De Gerenday 

Ms. Joan Fowler 

The French Foundation 

Ms. Pamela French 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert French 

Mr. and Mrs. Steven French 

Mr. Peter Gardner 

Ms. Pamela Gentile 

Ms. Nancy Getz 

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Giblin 

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibert 

Mr. Jeffrey Gordon 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gudonis 

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Harris 

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Henneberger 

Mr. Jeffrey Hogan 

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jerome 

Mr. Seth Johnson 

Mr. and Mrs. Midori Kaneko 

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kasnet 

Mr. John Klotz 

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leibovitz 

Mr. and Mrs. Randal Lilly 

Dr. Elizabeth Maier 

Mr. and Mrs. William Man 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Neal McElroy 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mclnnis 

Mr. Jack McLeod 

Mr. and Mrs. David Moore 

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Moran 

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Morgan 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Canty 

Ms. Maureen Nicholson 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Norkus 

Mr. Brian Novelline 

Mr. and Mrs. William Novelline 

Ms. Colleen O'Neal 

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Paskerian 

The Penates Foundation 

Mr.and Mrs. John Petrie 

Mr. and Mrs. David Phippen 

Mr. and Mrs. James Pierce 

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Poole 

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Pope 

Mr. and Mrs. John Pope 

Mr. John Raymer 

Mr. Robert Rex 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riley 

Mr. and Mrs. James Rudolph 

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rushford 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Russell 

Mr. and Mrs. George Scharfe 

Mr. Aaron Sells 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shakespeare 

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Shapiro 

Mr. Peter Sherin 

Ambassador Michael Smith 

Mr. Robert Snyder 

Mr. and Mrs. David Splaine 

Ms. Decia Splaine 

Ms. Ruth Splaine 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stonebraker 

Ms. Marcia Strouss 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sweetman 

Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor 

Ms. Gloria Tousignant 

Mr. Bruce Turner 

Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh 

Ms. Claire Welch 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wells 

Ms. Dawn Whiston 




Current Parents 

Current Parents annually play a significant 
role in contributing to the Annual Fund. For 

2006 - 2007, Tom and Sue Durkin P'08'09, 
Brian and Kathy Hines P'08'09 and Jeff and 
Marion Webster P'08'09 chaired the Current 
Parents' Fund. 

2007 Parents 

Captains: Rod and Terry Cook 

Jack and Beth Miller 

Tim and Cindy Moran 

Jill and Gary Rogers 
Solicitors: Maura Banta 

James Carney 

Tom Guidi 

Roland Henneberger 

Diane Kimball 

Mike Linskey 

Susan Lang 

Judi Lyons 

Jayne Peng 
Amount Raised: $156,298 
Participation: 66% 
Michael and Cheryl Bielinksi 
Todd and Helene Blinder 
James and CeAnn Carney 
Fred and Sandy Cerretti 
Peter and Elizabeth Chandler 
Hyuntai and Soyoung Lee Choi 
Gu-Haeg Chung and Seon -Woo Shin 
Michael and Brenda Cody 
Christopher and Lisa Collins 
Andrew Conway and Janice Adie 
Rodney and Theresa Cook 
Roger and Linda Day 
Elise Derome 

Michael and Barbara DiGuiseppe 
Marty and Patty Doggett 
James and Paula Doherty 
Timothy and Mary Durkin 
Michael and Kathryn Early 
John and Jane Ellis 

Pamela Evans 
Bruce and Janet Ferland 
Phillip and Karen Glendye 
Thomas and Karen Guidi 
Francis and Elizabeth Hatch 
Roland Henneberger and 
Louisa Mackintosh 
Dayna Hester 
Bruce and Diane Kimball 
Yung Oh Kwon and Ji Min Lee 
Joe and Susan Lang 
Mark and Regina Leibovitz 
Thomas and Joan Lemberger 
Randal and Cynthia Lilly 
Michael and Shari Linskey 
Laurence and Judi Lyons 
Rod and Roberta McLain 
Paul and Maureen Michaud 
Timothy and Cynthia Moran 
Stuart and Sharon Orloff 
Brian and Lorraine Ott 
David and Jayne Peng 
John and Marie-Louise Petrie 
Peter Robart and Jane Shannahan 
Gary and Jill Rogers 
Scott and Lisa Rushford 
Rocco and Zita Scippa 
Norman and Robyn Stavis 
Beth Stevens 

Robert and Suzanne Sullivan 
Daniel and Susan Sullivan 
Jeff and Patricia Travaline 
Kathleen Ward 
Robert and Mary Ward 
Andrew Wheelwright 
William and Martha Willis 
Byungsun Woo and Geumhee Chung 

2008 Parents 

Captains: Kate Barrand 

Jeff and Carmen Pope 

Jim Krzywicki and Deb Scannell 

Solicitors: Guy and Maria Andrews 
Bill Burke 
Pam Brislin 
Marty and Paula Fisch 
Robert and Pauline Haran 
Roger and Joanne Muther-Jones 
Mark Muscatello 
Bruce and Pattiann Ocko 
Bruce and Sharon Riedel 
Kathy Siegel 

Phil '73 and Winnie Smith 
Marcia Strouss 
Laura Wolfe 

Amount Raised: $201,486 

Participation: 77% 

Janet Adams-Wall 

Guy and Maria Andrews 

David and Marilyn Archibald 

Michael and Laura Arrigo 

Robert and Karen Barnett 

Stephen and Katherine Barrand 

Mark and Pamela Brislin 

William and Cynthia Burke 

Larry and Sally Carlson 

Jae Kook Chun and Do Kyeong Jeong 

John 71 and Lalande dayman 

James '66 and Graciela Connolly 

Andrew Conway and Janice Adie 

David and Clair Cushman 

Conrad and Elizabeth Dampolo 

Ronald Davitt and Doreen McClaire-Davitt 

Dominic and Sally DiMaggio 

Lee and Patricia Dodier 

Marty and Patty Doggett 

Peter '69 and Susan Dorsey 

Jonathan and Elysia Doyle 

Richard and Nancy Duchaney 

Thomas and Susan Durkin 

Henry 70 and Cathy Eaton 

Martin and Paula Fisch 

Michael and Laura Foley 

Charles and Anne Goodwin 

Richard and Diane Griesbach 

Jeffrey and Diane Gwynne 

Robert and Pauline Haran 

Brian and Kathy Hines 

Michael and Marie Hoffman 

Roger Jones and Joanne Muther-Jones 

Daryl and Laurel Kincaid 

John and Barbara Kotzen 

James Krzywicki and Debra Scannell 

David Lampert 71 and Toril Forland 

Thomas and Amy Lyons 

John and Terese Menard 

Mark Muscatello 

Michael and Andrea Norkus 

Bruce and Pattiann Ocko 

David and Diane Oxton 

Gregory and Sue Paskerian 

Jim 72 and Polly Pierce 

Jeffrey and Carmen Pope 

Allison 77 and Michael Quinttus 

Keith and Sharon Riedell 

Ernesto Rodriguez and Ligia Quinonez 

Joseph and Yvette Shakespeare 

Dong Won Shin and Seon Young Min 

Jay and Kathleen Siegel 

Philip 73 and Winifred Smith 

Kurt Somerville 

Jung Haon Song and Hyun Hee Lee 

John Soursourian and Judith Klein 

David and Janet Splaine 

Ann Stevens 

David Strouss 

Marcia Strouss and Brian Bernier 

Charles and Tracy Sweetman 

Robert and Christine Terry 

John and Susan Tomich 

Robert and Karen Voto 

Jay and Lynn Wailes 

Peter Warren 

Jeffrey and Marion Webster 

Dawn Whiston 

John and Laura Wolfe 

Bruce and Illeana Yoffe 


2009 Parents 

Captains: Frank and Penny Cieri 

Tony and Stacey DiCroce 

Tom and Jane Riley 
Solicitors: Rob and Nancy DeMartini 

Jan Fitzpatrick 

Mollie Hoopes 

Tari Johnson 

Michael and Valerie King 

Erika Leone 

David and Niki Rutter 

Robyn Stavis 

Marc White and Stephanie Andrews 
Amount Raised: $142,925 
Participation: 66% 

Angel Alvarez and Monica Echeverri 
Margarita Blanter and Alex Alexeyanko 
William '80 and Joanne Brine 
Brian and Diane Cahill 
Maurice and Lisa Caruso 
Hyung Suck Chai and Mi Kyung Hong 
Frank and Penelope Cieri 
Peter and Caroline Collins 
Joseph and Teresa Correnti 
Robert and Nancy DeMartini 
Anthony and Stacy DiCroce 
Louis and Cathleen DiFronzo 
Steven and Sandra Dunstan 
Thomas and Susan Durkin 
John and Jean Dwyer 
John and Jan Fitzpatrick 
Steven 76 and Debra French 
Joseph and Gay Gardner 
Nancy Getz 

Harold and Kathryn Hansen 
Robert and Pauline Haran 
Andrew and Robin Harper 
Brian and Kathy Hines 
Thomas and Mollie Hoopes 
Stanley and Laurie Jacobs 
Bryce and Tari Johnson 
William and Lori Kavanagh 
Hong Seop Kim and Yun-Jeong Lee 
Michael and Valerie King 
Hongjoo and Hwallan Lee 
Joseph and Erika Leone 
Paul and Joanne Lindmark 
Judson and Christine Ludeking 
David and Donna McGrath 
Rod and Roberta McLain 
John and Terese Menard 
Keith and Mary Ellen Moores 
Colleen O'Neal 
William and Lisa Press 
Juanita Pridgen 
Thomas and Jane Riley 
Steven 74 and Eileen Shapiro 
John and Dorothy Smith 
Paul and Carol Spillane 
Norman and Robyn Stavis 
Andrew and Anne Stevens 
Thomas and Diana Sullivan 
Stephen Swensrud 
John and Nancy Tsakirgis 
Jeffrey and Marion Webster 
Marc White and Stephanie Andrews 

2010 Parents 

Captains: Joseph and Darcy Cardarelli 

William and Ann DiFrancesco 

Brian and Paula Jerome 
Solicitors: Stephanie Dagres 

Robert Grant 

Mitchell Hardy and Susan Bailey 

Steven and Sara Harrold 

Sarah Merck 

Jill Migliore 

Stephen Morison 

John Pope 

Peter Wells 

Lois Walter 

Amount Raised: $82,757 

Participation: 74% 

Robert and Karen Barnett 

Mark and Kerri Bouzianis 

Gregory Brown and Audrey DePatto-Brown 

Joseph and Darcy Carderelli 

Sudarshan and Jody Chatterjee 

John 71 and Lalande dayman 

Christopher and Lisa Collins 

Mark and Joanna Connors 

Andrew and Dyane Cotreau 

Troy and Stephanie Dagres 

James and Katharine Dickerson 

William and Ann DiFrancesco 

Christen DiLuglio 

Daniel and Corinne Doherty 

Jim and Paula Doherty 

Sarah Eberhart 

Rich and Katie Goglia 

Robert and Barbara Grant 

Mitchell Hardy and Susan Bailey 

Steven and Sara Harrold 

Rachel Healey 

Michael and Michelle Howard 

Brian and Paula Jerome 

Yung Oh Kwon and Ji Min Lee 

Glenn and Janet Lavallee 

Peter and Elizabeth Leary 

Jonghyun Lee and Jieun Jun 

Sang Kyung Lee and Won Jung Han 

Seok Lyoo and Hae Kyung Shin 

Elizabeth Maier 

Jeffrey Maier 

Wilhelm Merck 

Joseph and Jilliann Migliore 

Joseph and Carol Monteforte 

Richard and Andrea Montoni 

Stephen Morison 

John and Sandy Morrissey 

James and Kristen Mullin 

Bruce and Pattiann Ocko 

Stuart and Sharon Orloff 

David 77 and Michelle Phippen 

Christopher and Sheryl Poole 

John and Nancy Pope 

William Quigley and Leslie Cargill 

Robert and Ann Reis 

Amos and Catherine Rogers 

Roy and Valerie Seibel 

Peter Sherwood and Sarah Merck 

Francis and Lisa Toomey 

Edward and Angela Valarezo 

Mitchell and Carolyn Wallman 

Peter and Sally Wells 

John and Corinne Wilkinson 

Roger and Carla Williams 

William and Marty Willis 

John and Laura Wolfe 

Parents of Alumni, 
Grandparents and Friends 

The fund-raising efforts of parents of alumni 
were led this year by Brian and Krystyna Owen 
P'05,'06 and grandparents by John and Anne 
Webster P'78, GP'08,'09, whose generosity and 
diligence helped to highlight the importance of 
these gifts to the Annual Fund. 


David and Laurel Abusamra 

Michael and Sue Adams 

Sylvia Alden 

Donald '60 and Ruth Alexander 

Michael and Linda Allen 

Susan Allen 

Barbara Almy 

William and Nancy Ames 

Philip '55 Angell and Rosalie Mogan 

David and Marilyn Archibald 

Ralph Archibald 

Susan Ardiff 

Joseph and Jeanne Arno 

Evans and Helen Arnold 

Peter 74 and Colleen Arnold 

Michael and Laura Arrigo 

David and Sandy Bakalar 

David and Mary Balestrieri 

Wayne '68 and Jayne Barbaro 

William and Elizabeth Barraclough 

Michael Barry 

Anne Baumann 

Nancy Beaudry 

Dennis and Donna Becker 

Wayne and Elaine Belleau 

Marion Bergman 

Theodore '37 and Beverly Bergmann 

James and Carolyn Berluti 

William Berry & Sons 

Adrienne Berry-Burton 

Nils and Marlies Bjork 

Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood C. Blake 

Huntington '56 and Sharon Blatchford 

Laura Blau 

Jane Bonaventura 

William and D'Ann Bonnell 

Mildred Bonow 

Gary and Cheryl Borden 

Anne Boyce and Paul Swift 

Preston and Allison Bradford 

Putnam Breed 

Brewer and Lord 

Leslie and Barbara Brewer 

Benjamin '43 and Anne Brewster 

Peter and Beatrice Britton 

Philip and Patricia Bucci 

Beth Bullock 

Robert and Helen Burns 

Bartley and Katherine Calder 

Joseph and Deborah Casey 

Edgar '45 and Marilynne Catlin 

Charles and Brenda Cavallaro 

Hugh and Elizabeth Cawley 

Leonard and Ursula Ceglarski 

Leonard and Catherine Ceglarski 

Richard and Lisa Chace 

Jane B. Chance 

Craig and Merrill Chapin 

Elizabeth Childs 

Nancy Church 

Susan Clancy 

Phyllis Clark 

Ronald and Judith Clark 

Richard and Kathryn Clunie 

Albert and Cecile Colarusso 

Robert H. Colgate 

William and Frances Connelly 

Mark and Joanna Connors 

Grace Conway 

Douglas Cooney 

Andrew and Dyane Cotreau 

Theodore and Marie Craft 

Michael and Margaret Curran 

Douglas '67 and Linda Curtis 

David and Clair Cushman 

Ronald Davitt and Doreen McClaire-Davitt 

Joel and Mary Decareau 

Deerfield Associates Exec. Search Inc. 

Defiance Graphics Corporation 

Robert and Patricia Dempsey 

Mary Anne Dennison 

Archer '49 and Carol des Cognets 

Stephen and Harriet DiCicco 

Herman and Marilyn Diehl 

Louis and Cathy DiFronzo 

Michael and Barbara DiGuiseppe 

Dominic and Emily DiMaggio 

Richard and Eleanor Dober 

Helen E. Dobrosielski 

Annabelle Doggett 

Marty and Patty Doggett 

Mr. and Mrs. John Dooling 

William and Eleanor Dorsey 

Burton and Susan Dow 

James and Katherine Dow 

Steve and Edith Dubord 

John and Esty Duff 

Wilson '69 and Kathy Durham 

E & R Laundry & Dry Cleaners 

Henry 70 and Cathy Eaton 

Roger and Ruth Edmonds 

Emily Eilertsen 

Lawrence Eliot and Charlotte Telchroew 

John and Jane Ellis 

John '60 and Carol Elwell 

Stephen and Candace Falvey 

Lynda Fitzgerald 

Putnam P. Flint '37 

Donato Frattaroli 

Orrie and Laurel Friedman 

William '55 and Judy Friend 

Harold and Sarah Galpern 

Howard and Naomi Gardner 

Philip Gemmer '48 

General Rental Services 

Carolyn Gibbs 

Stephen and Beverly Giblin 

Dorothy D. Gilman 

Richard and Katherine Goglia 

Dr. and Mrs. Russell Goldbaum 

Robert and Judy Gore 

David '41 and Elizabeth Goodhart 

Robert and Barbara Grant 

0. Eric and Anne Gronberg 

Paul and Lauren Gudonis 

Janet Gurski 

Douglas and Katherine Guy 

Denis and Juliette Hamboyan 

John and Barbara Hanson 

Martin and Carol Harband 

Richard and Susan Harris 

John D. Hartnett & Son, Inc. 

Diana Harrison 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatch 

Ben and Sue Heersink 

David '50 and Brenda Hershey 

Jeanne Holloran 

Thomas and Patricia Howard 

Katherine Howe 

John Hunter 

Charles '51 and Barbara Hussey 

Tom and Mary Hyndman 

Thomas and Laurie Hyndman 

John '50 and Monica Ives 

Benjamin '62 and Ellen Jameson 

Johnson Lumber Company 

Mrs. Charles B. Johnson 

Richard and Edith Johnson 

Scott and Doreen Johnson 

Susan T. Johnson 

Viola Johnson 

Roger Jones and Joanne Muther-Jones 

Judith Joyce 

E. William '49 and Consuelo Judson 
Plato '47 and Gwenette Kangis 
Betsy Karp 

Stephen '62 and Marie-Louise Kasnet 

Paul and Judith Keaney 

Allen Keith '55 and Winifred Ward 

Richard and Nancy Kelleher 

John and Victoria Kelley 

Edward and Carol Anne Khantzian 

Pamela Kirk 

George '51 and Mary Kirkham 

Terrell Koken 

James Krzywicki and Debra Scannell 

Anne LaGrippe 

Landscape Planners, Inc. 

Joe and Susan Lang 

Henry and Penny Lapham 

F. Stephen Lamed 
Mary-Beth Lathrop 

Donald '35 and Ellen Lawrence 










I am writing this report as my 
daughter, Ariel, along with " 
students, faculty and staff 
ing to a much transformed Governor's 
Academy campus. Abeauf r ~ 
tory ready for occupancy, a nearly 
completed modern ice arena, and an expansive new artificial 
turf field, awaited everyone's arrival. These additions, along 
with tennis courts and a new maintenance complex under 
construction, are tangible testaments to impressive and suc- 
cessful teamwork in planning and execution. Many thanks to 
involved in the success of these important capital 
cts: administration, staff, faculty and board members 
alike. The fiscal well-being of the school is critically depend- 
ent and very well served by this very dedicated team of 
"doers" who make the completion of these transforming 
investments possible. Thanks also for the patience exhibit" J 
by the entire Academy community in enduring constructio 
inconvenience and dislocation. 

As the Academy closes the books on its 244th year, I am 
very happy to announce several fiscal achievements. As 
always, the most important footing of the school's fiscal poli- 
cy is an operating budget surplus. The administration has 
delivered the school's 33rd straight year of surplus. The 
Annual Fund completed its best campaign ever with total 
donations of $1.5 million, an increase over the prior year of 
about $200,000. Many thanks to the donors, staff and, espe- 
cially, to all of the volunteers who made this achievement pos- 
sible. This feat reflects the well-founded affection for this 
institution of alumni, parents and friends of the Academy. 
The Annual Fund is fast becoming a more important source of 
operating revenue. The growth in this income stream has an 
immediate positive impact on the quality of education deliv- 
ered by the school. Continued support is very much appreci- 
ated. Our endowment also remains strong and reached its 
highest level in history at a total of just over $84 million. Our 
diversified portfolio is well-managed and structured to pro- 
vide the school with a foundation of stability. 

2007 was a solid fiscal year for The Governor's Academy 
and I look forward to many more to come. 


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5 ■ .... ■- ■' ■ 

Steven G. Shapiro '74, P'og 
Treasurer, Board of TruAteeA 

Hartley C. Laycock, Jr. 

Lance and Cyrille Lazo 

Richard N. Leavitt 

Lester and Robyn Lee 

Mark and Regina Leibovitz 

Barbara Levings 

William Levings 

George and Janet Libin 

Jonathan and Joanne Light 

Randal and Cynthia Lilly 

Paul and Joanne Lindmark 

Nancy Long 

George '39 and Maribel Lord 

Robert and Barbara Lovejoy 

Diana Lucy 

Michael and Patricia Lucy 

Judson and Christine Ludeking 

Paul Lufkin 

Stephen and Sandi Lundquist 

Robert '40 and Thelma Lyle 

Laurence and Judith Lyons 

Raymond '46 and Gloria Lyons 

Seok Lyoo and Hae Shin 

Richard and Gerry Mack 

Scott and Paula MacPhee 

Helen Magrane 

Thomas W. Manring 

Robert and Nancy Marculewicz 

Alfred and Claire Martin 

Casper Martin and Linda Woolford 

Bradford Marvin 

Frank and Sheila Mastrangelo 

Virginia Maurer 

Dana '47 and Jeanne d'Arc Mayo 

McAdoo Rugs 

McConn Communications 

Lane and Ann McGovern 

Helen McGuire 

Paul and Pris cilia Mclnnis 

Kristin Mcintosh 

Shawn and Laurel McKenna 

Frank and Yvonne Mefferd 

William and Jacqueline Mercer 

Jeannette Miller 

Joshua '69 and Mary Miner 

Phebe Miner 

Anne Minster 

Bijay and Janaki Misra 
William and Jacalyn Mitchell 
LuAnn Mizener 
Robert Moheban 
Mark and Diane Monigle 
David and Elaine Moody 
Michael Moonves 
David and Robin Moore 
Keith and Mary Ellen Moores 
Daniel '67 and Mayo Morgan 
Paul '41 and Anne Morgan 
Stephen Morison 
Irving and Ellie Morris 
Sherman and Anne-Lise Morss 
Chris and Mary Murch 
Edwin Murphy '37 
Eleanor Murray 
James and Priscilla Murray 
Mark Muscatello 
Barbara Myers 
George L. Needham '56 
James and Susan Nelson 
Carol Neville 

Martinus and Sheila Nickerson 
David and Martha Novis 
Marie O'Connor 
Dave and Lynn Oliker 
Anthony Oreto and 
Margaret Layden-Oreto 
Richard B. Osgood '53 
Brian and Lorraine Ott 
Brian and Krystyna Owen 
David and Diane Oxton 
Arthur '45 and Barbara Page 
Donald '45 and Judith Palais 
Carl Panall and Susan Chase 
Ronald and Cynthia Pascucci 
Richard '50 and Lynda Patton 
Richard Paul 

Benjamin '44 and Jean Pearson 
David and Jayne Peng 
Carroll and Anne Perry 
Robert '73 and Sherilyn Phillips 
Shirley Phillips 
Harvey Picker 
Sally Pierce 
Richard '38 and Susanne Phippen 



David '51 and Suzanne Pope 

John and Jinny Pope 

Port Paint N' Paper 

David '52 and Runie Powers 

Jean Paul R. Proulx 

Bill Quigley and Leslie Cargill 

Jeffrey and Cindy Ravitz 

William '50 and Judy Rex 

Alfred and Linda Reynolds 

George Richards 

James and Phebe Richards 

S. Robert '60 and Paula Rimer 

Alvin and Doris Robins 

Gary and Jill Rogers 

Rolco Refrigeration 

Frank and Nancy Rose 

Robert and Martha Rose 

Joan Ross 

Bernard and Jane Rothwell 

Wallace and Carol Rowe 

Jeff Rudman and Susan Fried 

Jim '68 and Susan Rudolph 

John and Roberta Russell 

Richard and Nancy Russell 

David and Niki Rutter 

Kathleen Ryan 

Salter Transportation, Inc. 

L. Manlius Sargent 

George and Coreen Scharfe 

Hal and Anju Scheintaub 

Mary Helen Schultz 

Robert '40 and Marilyn Schumann 

Arthur and Linda Schwartz 

Ronald and Barbara Schwartzbach 

Robert and Stella Mae Seamans 

Richard and Kathleen Searles 

William 71 and Marcy Shack 

Alan Shachman 

Jonathan Shafmaster '63 

Dolly Shalvoy 

Andrew and Shirley Shea 

Kenneth and Bernadette Shedosky 

Edwin '40 and Dorothy Sheffield 

Steven and Martha Shuster 

Jay and Kathleen Siegel 

Anthony and Katherine Sillari 

Gladys Simmons 

Humphrey '42 and Rosalie Simson 

Russell and Frances Smith 

Jane Snerson 

John Soursourian and Judith Klein 

Joseph and Lorraine Sousa 

Mrs. H. Stephen Spacil 

David and Janet Splaine 

Robert '50 and Rae Squire 

Cathy Marie F. St. Pierre 

Mrs. Albert F. Statler 

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Stavis 

Norman and Robyn Stavis 

Jamie Stephenson 

Beth Stevens 

William '55 and Ellen Stone 

Sue Adams Interiors 

Peter Sutton '47 

Stephen and Karen Swensrud 

Brett and Joan Sylvester 

Ete Szuts and Susan Oleszko-Szuts 

Robert '43 and Nancy Tannebring 

Peter Tarr and Gail Nelson 

C. Thomas '39 and Eunice Tenney 

Widgery '43 and Jonnie Thomas 

William and Patricia Thomas 

Patricia Tooley 

Joy Towne 

George '50 and Benson Tulloch 

David and Susan Turnbull 

Curtis Turner and Dene Ryfun-Turner 

Joseph and Sandra Turner 

Gail Turner 

Mary Twichell 

David and Susan Van Ness 

Richard and Heidi Vancisin 

W.C. Cammett Engineering, Inc. 

Jay and Lynn Wailes 

Walkey's Livery 

Louis and Sandra Walor 

Richard '46 and Nancy Walsh 

S. Robson Walton 

Paul Wann and Bonnie-Jean Wilbur 

Kathleen Ward 

Patricia Watts 

John and Anne Webster 

Hans and Janet Weedon 

David and Elayne Weener 

Nancy Weinstein 

Josiah '47 and Donna Welch 

Lee W. Wesson 

Andrew and Nancy Wheelwright 

Janice Wheelwright 

Dawn Whiston 

Donald and Marie Whiston 

Mark and Eve Whiston TR 

Alexander and Anne White 

Nita White 

William '59 and Roberta Whiting 

Bea Whitney 

J. Randall '70 and Joan Whitney 

John '44 and Katharine Whitney 

Bradford and Geneva Whitten 

John and Sheila Whittier 

Mary Whittier 

Kenneth and Diane Wieczorek 

Frank and Maureen Wilkens 

Laurence and Lorna Willey 

Louise Williams 

Daniel and Susan Wise 

Paul '45 and Drusilla Withington 

Robert and Dede Woods 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Woolson 

James and Joyce Zafris 

Gifts from Corporations and 

The Governor's Academy is grateful to the cor- 
porations and foundations that have con- 
tributed generously to the Academy through 
direct gifts and matching gift programs. The 
Academy also thanks the alumni/ae and par- 
ents who have made the extra effort to obtain 
funding for the school. 


Kathleen Watt '84 

The Abbott Laboratories Fund 

Ete and Susan Oleszko Szuts P'96 

Arbella Charitable Foundation 

John Perlowski '79 

Berkshire Matching Gift Program 

Richard and Nancy Russell P'89'95 

Boeing Company 

John J. Mozzicato '49 
Gerald G. Vaughan '54 

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation 

Daniel and Susan Sullivan P'07 

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation 

Dennis P. Gately '85 

The Ellsworth Foundation 

David H. Ellsworth '48 

Emerson Electric 

Robert H. Amsler '69 

Fidelity Foundation 

Joseph and Susan Lang P'03'05'07 

GenCorp Foundation 

Mark A. Whitney '81 

Global Impact 

Angel Alvarez and Monica Echeverri P'C 

Gorton's Seafoods 

Richard and Heidi Vancisin P'05'06 

Hanover Insurance Group 

Russell and Frances Smith P'68'76 

Latona Associates 

Timothy and Mary Durkin P'07 

MassMututal Financial Group 

Hal Sizer '79 

Merrill Lynch & Company Inc. 

David T. Goodhart '41, P'78'80 

Morgan-Worcester, Inc. 

Mayo Amos '97 

Daniel '67 and Mayo Morgan, P'97'02 

Peter Morgan '43 











The Nash Foundation 

John Nash '54 

Nathaniel & Elizabeth Stevens Foundation 

Mrs. Phebe Miner P'69, GP'96'98 

The Prudential Foundation 

H. Thomas McMeekin '71 

Quaker Hill Foundation 

Joshua I. Miner TV '69, P'96'98 
James Richards 

Saint-Gobain Corporation 

Melvyn Blake '57 
Irvine F. Williamson '45 

The SallieMae Fund 

Robert Faulkner '95 

The Stanley Works 

Edmund G. Noyes '39 

Thermo Fisher 

William and Cynthia Burke P'08 

UBS Financial Services Inc. 

Angel Alvarez and Monica Echeverri P'09 
A. John Gregg '65 

Union Mutual of Vermont Companies 

Ian B. Chisholm '73 

UnumProvident Corporation 

Edward F. Reed '76 

Wachovia Foundation 

David R. Dent '63 
Frederick J. Lyle '69 
Catherine D. Burgess '91 

Washington Mutual 

Gordon O'Brien '76 

Wells Fargo 

Richard and Heidi Vancisin P'05'06 


Frank C. Dickerson III '57 

Wyeth Nutritionals 

Brett and Joan Sylvester P'05 

Endowed Scholarship Funds 

Endowed scholarships at The Governor's 
Academy are made possible through gifts 
from alumni/ae and friends, operating funds, 
and by income from the following funds 
established through the years. 

The Alfond Scholarship 
Established in 2003 by the Alfond family to 
benefit students from Maine who are athletes 
or from families of past and present shoe 
workers of Dexter Shoe Company, or its affili- 
ate and other shoe manufacturers. 
Harold and Bibby Alfond P'67'71, GF90 
The Harold Alfond Foundation 
Emily Pearl '90 and Todd Seavey 

The Charles I. Abuza Memorial Scholarship 
Established in 1988 by his family and friends 
in memory of this alumnus, Class of '53 
Mrs. Charles Abuza AW'53 

The George I. Alden Trust Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1989 by the George I. Alden 
Trust of Worcester, Massachusetts and alumni 

The Alumni/ae Scholarship Fund 
Established and supported by The Governor's 
Academy graduates to provide financial aid 
to deserving students 

The Francis R. Appleton Fund 
Established in 1909 by Francis R. Appleton 

The Col. Harold H. Audet Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1989 by Col. Harold H. Audet 
'38 for a "day boy" from Newburyport, 

The Sarah Avalon Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1999 by Putnam '37 and 
Dorothy Flint GP'99 to honor their grand- 
daughter Sarah Avalon '99. Benefitting a 
Senior who through four years of work, deter- 
mination and strength of character, has 
worked to develop his or her potential to the 
fullest and in doing so, has been a true credit 
to The Governor's Academy. 

The James Barriskill Fund 

Established in 1960 in memory of the former 

Academy master teacher (1949-1960) 

The William L. Brian III Memorial 
Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1990 by his family and class- 
mates in honor of this alumnus, Class of '59 

Kerry Anne Carson Memorial Scholarship 
Established in 1995 by her family and friends 
Richard and Elizabeth Carson 
Susan leonard 

The David Knowles Chilton Memorial 
Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Herman 
Chilton in memory of their son, Class of '61. 
Awarded to a student "who best demonstrates 
the high principles of The Academy" 

The Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund 

Established in 2000 by the graduates of 

the class of 1950, in celebration of their 

fiftieth reunion 

Charles C. Bowen '50 

Robert T. Comey, Jr. '50 

Robert Cushman '50 

Alan F. Flynn, Jr. '50 

Peter Gavian '50 

Timothy G. Greene '50 

Richard Greenwood '50 

David Hershey '50 

James McManus '50 

Willy Nordwind '50 

Marc am Rhein '50 

Henry Staley '50 

The Edmund Coffin Colman Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1939 through the will of 
Elizabeth Tappan to provide aid for 

The Corning Fund 

Established in 1989 by Nathan E. Corning to 
provide financial assistance to the children of 
the Academy staff 

The Cumings Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1948 by Mrs. Fred T. Cumings 
in memory of her husband and in honor of 
their son Allen H. Cumings '48 

The Richard Little Dodge Fund 
Established in 1957 in memory of this 
alumnus, Class of 1940, by his family 

The Edward W. Eames Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1975 in tribute to the head- 
master who led the Academy for 29 years 

The Eastman Fund 

Established in 1983 by the bequest of 
Elizabeth Eastman Hall in memory of her 
nephews Robert Kimball Eastman, Jr. and 
Charles Bond Warner Eastman 

The Vida F. Ellison Scholarship 
Established in 1989 by William G. Griffith '37 
and John £ Griffith '40 for a student from 
Colorado or Wyoming 

The Ellsworth Family Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1990 by David H. Ellsworth '48 
in honor of his family 

The G. Heberton Evans III Memorial 
Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1985 in memory of this 
teacher, coach and dorm parent of 34 years 

The Richard Hawes Francis '36 

Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1930 in memory of this 

alumnus by his family 

Kurt A. Liske 

The Friend Family Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1987 by Mirick Friend '59 and 
family in memory of his father Robert A. 

The William Pinkham Gove Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1926 by his wife and son, 
Karl '27 

The Joanna Grugeon Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1990 by her family, faculty 
and friends in memory of the Academy mas- 
ter teacher 
Susan Clancy 
David Gould 
Phillip Gould and Elizabeth Ratigan 

The Carl D. Hale Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1980 through the will of Grace 
Hale in memory of her husband, class of 
1896, to provide financial aid 
Kurt A. Liske 

The Henley Group Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1988 by the Henley Group, Inc. 
of Hampton, NH, to benefit a deserving 

The Janet G. Higgins Memorial 
Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1976 in her memory by her 
family and friends 

The Bernard K. Holdsworth Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1987 by Clifford Holdsworth 
in memory of his son, a member of the 
Class of '44 

The Ingham Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1927 by the family of the late 

Samuel Kellogg Ingham, whose son 

Dr. Charles C. Ingham became the 22nd 

headmaster of the Academy 

Kurt A. Liske 

The E. Randall Jackson Memorial Fund 
Established in 1966 by the bequest of his 
mother Lillian A. Jackson, to benefit a young 
person from Danvers, Massachusetts 

The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor 
Foundation Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1982 to enable a worthy stu- 
dent to attend an independent school 

The Kitchell Family Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1989 by Frank Kitchell '35. 
Members of the Kitchell family who attended 
the Academy include Frank '35, Peter '36, 
Samuel '38 and Webster '48 

The George Laite Scholarship Fund 
Established in memory of this alumnus from 
the Class of '32 by his family 

The Leary Family Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1989 by Jack '48 and Mary 
Leary and their children, '79 '81 '82 '84 '85, 
to benefit a student from Newburyport, 
Massachusetts, demonstrating a strong per- 
sonal character and financial need 

The Barry Nelson Lougee Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1989 to honor this alumnus of 
the Class of '51 by his classmates and family 

The Burton Machinist Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1987 by his family to honor 
this Class of '36 graduate 
Peter B. Machinist '62 

The David Macomber Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1978 in his memory by his 
family and the Class of 1957 

The Magoun Family Scholarship Fund 
Established in 2001 by Thomas Magoun '48 in 
honor of his family, to benefit a deserving 
student from Rockingham County, New 

The Magrane Family Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1994 by members of the 
Magrane family — Mrs. Helen Magrane 
P'65'67, J. Scott Magrane '65 and Ross 
Magrane '67 — to benefit a student who con- 
tributes to all aspects of the Academy 

The Christopher Marden '96 Fund for the 
Performing Arts 

Established in 1996 in his memory by his 
mother Joanne and sister Elysa '86 to support 
the performing arts at the Academy. 

The Thomas McClary Mercer Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1992 by Charles A. Goodrich 
III '39 in appreciation for all this former 
English master teacher contributed to the 

The Monfrone Family Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1988 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
Montrone P'82'87 to benefit a deserving stu- 
dent from the New Hampshire seacoast area 

TheC.W.& L.H. Morse Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1988 by the Morse family in 
honor of Charles W. and Louise H. Morse of 
Newburyport, Massachusetts given by their 
sons and grandsons, seven alumni of the 

The Howard J. Navins '31 Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1988 by a former student and 
alumni in honor of this alumnus, coach, and 
master teacher of 41 years to recognize 
courage and high personal standards 

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In the spirit 0/ TTie Governor's Academy's original benefactors, William and 
Catherine Dummer, The Schoolhouse Society recognizes alumni parents and 
friends who have made the Academy part of their legacy through a planned 
gift. The Governor's Academy is grateful to so many who have followed in the 
Dummer Family's footsteps by affirming their commitment to the Academy 
through their estate plans. 


Mrs. Walter A. Bodwell PP '66 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Bragdon 

Mr. and Mrs. P. Prentice Gilbert PP '96, '98 

Ms. Betsy Karp PP '97 

Mr. and Mrs. Lance N. Lazo PP '81, '84, '85 

Mr. Willard S. Levings, PP '68 

Ms. Sylvia Lunt 

Mrs. Elizabeth Lyman PP '86 

Mrs. Linda Remis Schwartz PP '84 

(AW Peter. R. Remis '52) 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin G. Robins P '80 

Mrs. Joan M. Ross PP '00 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Savage 

Class of 1927 

Mr. Warren S. Lane* 

Class of 1929 

Mr. John P. Chandler Jr.* 

Class of 1930 

Mr. George H. Davis* 

Class of 1931 

Mr. Carl A. Buechner* 

Class of 1932 

Mr. John C. Cushman Jr.* 
Dr. William S. Johnson* 
Mr. Thomas Sayles* 

Class of 1933 

Mr. Thomas N. Willins Jr. 
Mr. Andrew R. Linscott* 

Class of 1934 

Mrs. Geraldine Baker (AW Seth N. Baker) 

Class of 1935 

Mrs. Cynthia Tracy P '60, '63 
(AW Gerry J. Dietz '35) 

Class of 1936 

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Harris 
Mr. Julian Hess 

Class of 1937 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore G. Bergmann 

Mr. Putnam P. Flint 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Murphy 

Mr. William P. Sheffield 

Mr. Arthur W. Strenge* 

Class of 1938 

Col. and Mrs. Harold H. Audet 
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ferris 
Mr. Leonard F. Poor* 

Members of The Schoolhouse Society 

Class of 1939 

Mr. J. Windsor Frost* 

Mrs. Jane Simson (AW George Simson '39) 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas Tenney 

Class of 1940 

Mr. Dana H. Babcock* 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Lyle 

Mr. Dwight M. Murray* 

Mr. Norman L. Quint* 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Schumann 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. Wright 

Class of 1941 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Stirn 

Class of 1942 

Dr. and Mrs. William E. Hill Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. C. Derek Lagemann 
Mr. Edward W. Stitt III 
Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey B. Simson 

Class of 1943 

Mr. Crosby Hitchcock 

Mr. Murray S. Monroe* 

Mr. Carroll M. Robertson* 

Mr. and Mrs. Widgery Thomas Jr. 

Mr. Robert Wadleigh 

Class of 1944 

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace L. Bolton 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Wyer 

Class of 1945 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren W. Furth 
Mr. and Mrs. Lon Homeier 

Class of 1946 

Dr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Levine 

Class of 1947 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Gorton Baldwin 
Rev. Robert W. Peale 
Mr. and Mrs. Josaih H. Welch 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Sanders 

Class of 1948 

Mr. Thomas Magoun* 
Mr. Richard J. Smith 

Class of 1949 

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. Brown 

Mr. William L. Chamberlin 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert 0. Coulter 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Denkert 

Mr. Kimball M. Page 

Mr. Thomas G. Sayles Jr.* 

Dr. and Mrs. Mansfield F. W. Smith 

Class of 1950 

Mr. Henry T. Brockelman* 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Comey Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy G. Greene 

Mr. Dodge D. Morgan 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Patton 

Mr. Peter T. Steinwedell* 

Class of 1951 

Rev. Frederic Franzius 

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Kirkham 

Dr. Robert L. Morse 

Mr. William R. Moore Jr. 

Mr. Robert L. Wenz 

Class of 1952 

Mr. Barry Gately 

Mrs. Linda Remis Schwartz PP '84 

(AW Peter R. Remis '52) 

Class of 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Bartlett 
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Gale, III 
Dr. and Mrs. Newton E. Hyslop Jr. 
Mr. Richard B. Osgood 
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Waldron 

Class of 1954 

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Alven 
Mr. Thomas H. Larsen 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Michelson 
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Raymer 
Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Rhett 

Class of 1955 

Mrs. Martha Ardiff (AW William Ardiff '55) 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peter Haendler 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Nielsen 

Class of 1956 

Mr. Howard G. Davis* 

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Henry 

Mr. George L. Needham 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto P. Robinson Jr. 

Mr. John S. Wilson 

Class of 1957 

Mr. David H.M. Andersen* 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Dickerson III 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J.V.C. Pescosolido 

Class of 1958 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Hayden 
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Morse 

Class of 1959 

Dr. James S. Foley 

Mr. Mirick Friend 

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Whiting 

Class of 1960 

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Deveney Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hyslop 
Mr. Frederic C. Lyman Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold S. Wood Jr. 

Class of 1961 

Mr. and Mrs. David D. Stringer 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Haemo De Thorneycroft 


Class of 1962 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter T. Butler 
Class of 1963 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Hawkins Jr. 

Class of 1965 

Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Shepard 

Class of 1968 

Mr. Carl A. Berntsen III 

Class of 1969 

Mr. Swift C. Barnes III 

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Mr. Brian Pfeiffer 

Class of 1972 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bates 

Class of 1974 

Mr. Stephen D. Bottomley 

Class of 1976 

Mr. Perry M. Smith and Ms. Eva Ribarits 

Class of 1981 

LTC. and Mrs. David W. Critics 
Mr. Daniel C. Cross 

Class of 1982 

Ms. Ann K. Rooney 

Class of 1985 

Ms. Nathalie E. Ames 

Class of 1994 

Mr. Matthew T. Prunier 
Mrs. Nicole Abdulla Prunier 

'Deceased, AW - Alumni Widow, PP - Past Parent 

Non Sibi Sed Ali 

Special thanks to all of these volunteers who committed their time to strengthen the 
community of the Academy. These individuals fulfill the true spirit of The Academy's 
motto "Non Sibi Sed Aliis" - "Not for self but for others. " 

Reunion Committee Volunteers 

Old Guard 

Jay Curti 
Tim Gree 


Class Oj * 

Ned Beebe '57 
Melvyn Blake '57 
Lyman Cousens '57 
Owen Obetz '57 

Class of 1962 - 45th Reunion 

Peter Butler '62 
Peter Machinist '62 
Bill McPhee '62 
John Tarbell '62 
Tom Tobey '62 

Class of 1967 - 40th Reunion 

Bill Alfond '67 
Ben Beach '67 
Rem Clark '67 
Stanley Greenberg '67 
Jeff Harris '67 
rerty '67 
'.mmerich '67 
Ray Huard '67 
Dave Marsh '67 
Dan Morgan '67 
Reid Pugh '67 
Lew Rumford '67 
Ward Westhafer '67 

Class of 1972 - 35th Reunion 

Geoff Durham '72 
Jim Pierce '72 

Class of 1977 - 30th Reunion 

Trade Ackerman Fornaro '77 
Vicki Papaiouanou Murphy '77 
Carrie Nissi '77 
Joe Pietrafesa '77 

Class of 1982 - 25th Reunion 

Jane Bums '82 
Trina Chiara '82 
Anne Ewing '82 
Augusta Henley '82 
John Nye '82 
Paula Veale '82 
Jon Wade '82 
Nancy Wickwire '82 

Class of 1987 - 20th Reunion 

Kip Brown '87 
RobDeLena '87 
Lucy Henkes '87 
Paula Haas '87 
Kristen. Poulin '87 - 
Greq Waldman'87 

Class of 1992 - 15th Reunion 

Amy Spellman '92 
Grace Jeanes '92 

Class of 1997 - 10th Reunion 

Bill Evans '97 
Deke Fyrberg '97 
Mayo Amos '97 
Chris Riley '97 
Nicole Suggs '97 

Class of 2002 - 5th Reunion 

Candice Beverly '02 
Lenny Ceglarski '02 
Rob Curran '02 
Rob Morgan '02 
JJ Morrissey '02 
Kristina Young '02 
Michael Woods '02 

Phonathon Volunteers 

Donald Palais '45 
Richard Cousins '45 
Ana Almeyda-Cohen '07 
Adam Chisholm '07 
Taylor Cook '07 
Colin DiGuiseppe '07 
Emily Kaplan '07 
Jack Lamson '07 
Angelo Scippa '07 
Hassan Sulley '07 
Colin Doggett '08 
David Doggett '08 
George Dorsey '08 
Perry Eaton '08 
MattFisch '08 
Shala Penzo '08 
Michelle Perez '08 
Carson Stevens '08 
Christine Alii '09 

The John and Dorothy Ogden Scholarship 
Established in 2004 by their sons Jeff '76, 
Phil '78 and Lee and Steve to honor John, 
former teacher, coach, and dorm parent and 
Dorothy, former Associate Director of 
Admissions at the Academy. 
Peter Gardner 
Lehman Brothers 
Irving and Ellen Morris 
Jeff and Jennifer Ogden 
Steven and Julie Ogden 

The Edward Parish Noyes Fund 
Established in 1915 in memory of the former 
student (Class of 1873) and trustee (1895- 
1913) by Joseph Lee of Boston 

The Ben Pearson Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1988 by Benjamin Pearson LX 
'44 and Anne Pearson ofByfield in honor of a 
five-generation relationship with The 
Governor's Academy 

The Carl. A. Pescosolido, Jr. '55 Award 
Established in 1992 by family and friends of 
Carl A. "Skip" Pescosolido, Jr., President of 
the Academy's Board of Trustees from 1980- 
92. The award is presented annually to the 
top male and female scholar-athletes in the 
junior class whose academic and athletic per- 
formances exhibit the character and commit- 
ment to excellence of Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. 

The Lee C. Peterson '74 Scholarship Fund 
Established in 2004 in his memory by a 
bequest of his mother to enable a deserving 
student to attend The Governor's Academy, 
where Lee spent the four happiest years of 
his life. 

The Reader's Digest Endowed Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1981 by the Reader's Digest in 
honor ofDeWitt Wallace, its founder 

The Peter R. Remis '52 and James A. Remis 
'84 Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1991 by Linda Remis Schwartz 
in memory of her husband Peter and son 
Jimmy. Peter Remis served the Academy for 
many years as a Trustee 

The Revere Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1982 by Howard Zuker '57 for 

deserving students from Revere, Massachusetts 

The 1763 Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1946 by the Alumni 

The Arthur W. Sager Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1987 by his friend C. Thomas 
Tenney '39, to benefit deserving students 
from the state of Maine 

The Ellsworth H. Sherin Memorial 
Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1985 by his children and 
employees. Ellsworth Sherin was the father of 
Peter Sherin '59, alumnus and former trustee 
of the Academy. 

The Senator Benjamin A. Smith II '35 
Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1991 by family and friends in 
memory of U.S. Senator Ben Smith to benefit 
a deserving student 

The Louis Vernon Stonebraker Memorial 

Established in 2007 by Dr. Peter Stonebraker 
'60 and his wife, Eva, in loving memory of 
Peter's father, Louis. Funds from this scholar- 
ship are to support "Stonebraker Scholars" in 
their pursuit of an Academy education. 
Qualified students will be day students hail- 
ing from the following six-city township: 
Newbury, Newburyport, W. Newbury, Rowley, 
Byfield, and Ipswich. Students will meet high 
standards of excellence both academically and 
socially as committed members of the 
Academy community. 

Angel Talavera '95 Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1995 by his classmates and 
their parents to honor his memory 

The Grace S. Tisdale Memorial 
Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1981 by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 
Buettner of Auburn, Maine, in memory of 
Mrs. Buettner's mother 

The Richard Tucker Fund 

Established in 1930 in his memory by family 

and friends 

The Asa Wilson Waters Fund 
Established in 1930 to honor his grandpar- 
ents and great grandparents 

The Timothy Rogers Whittemore Fund 
Established in 1963 in his memory, by his 
sophomore classmates 

The Thomas N. Willins Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1990 and given in memory 
of his father by Thomas N. Willins, Jr., 
Class of '33 

The Nathan N. Withington Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1990 by a classmate in honor 
of this alumnus, former trustee, and The 
Academy parent, Class of '58 
The Henry Hornblower Fund, Inc. 
A. Laurence and Kathy Norton P'82 
Nathan '58 and June Withington P'97 

The John Young Scholarship Fund 
Established in 1943 by Dr. John Young 


In Honor and Memoriam 


Thanks to members of our faculty 
and staff for their support of The 
Governor's Academy Annual Fund! 

Yvonne Abenate 

David and Laurel Abusamra 

Janet Adams-Wall 

Tom and Penny Aham 

John and Cathleen Banister-Marx 

Samantha Boulais 

Geoffrey Brace 

Peter and Dottie Bragdon 

Leonard and Cathy Ceglarski, Jr. 

Mark and Joanna Connors 

Lori Correale 

Michael and Martha Delay 

Louis and Cathleen DiFronzo 

John and Patricia Doggett 

Anna Finch 

Linda Fitzgerald 

Mark Gerry 

Matthew Gettings 

Richard and Diane Griesbach 

Douglas and Kathy Guy 

Matt and Jackie Heath 

Scott and Doreen Johnson 

Kenneth and Sandra Keyes 

Carolyn Kimball and Alex Macquisten 

Karen Knezevic-Gold 

Jason Lacroix 

Richard Leavitt 

Ray Long '96 

Aaron Mandel 

Rod and Roberta McLain 

William and Jacqueline Mercer 

Michael Moonves 

David and Robin Moore 

James Morrissey '02 

Tracey O'Dea '81 

Steven and Julie Ogden 

David and Diane Oxton 

Carl Panall and Susan Chase 

Molly '95 and Stephen Prinn 

William Quigley and Leslie Cargill 

Marty and Joan Ryan 

Richard and Susan Savage 

Hal and Anju Scheintaub 

Richard and Kathy Searles 

John Soursourian and Judith Klein 

Tracy and Meg Stickney 

Ete Szuts and Susan Oleszko-Szuts 

Richard and Patricia Thomas 

David and Susan Van Ness 

Greg '87 and Melanie Waldman 

Paul Wann and Bonnie-Jean Wilbur 

Timothy and Christina Weir 

Peter Werner 

Christopher and Elaine White 

Mary Willingham 

Jeffrey and Cheryl Wotton 


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Mrs. Nancy Beaudry 

In Honor of Christopher Beebe '55 

Mr. Harvey Picker 

In Memory of Thomas Chalfant '57 

Ms. Carolyn Hale 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Weidler 

Mrs. Betty Kahn 

Ms. Gail Carson 

Ms. Jane Ackley 

In Memory of Howard Clarke '54 

Ambassador Michael Smith 

In Memory of Governor Dummer 

Mr. Stanley Hamel '45 

"emory of Andrew Fredrick '82 

„. Ruth Gatti 
Mr. Robert Marculewicz 
Miles River Sand & Gravel, Inc. 

In Honor of Hugh (Hank) Friedman '84 

Mr. Orrie Friedman 

r of recent GDA 
i. Barry Gately '52 

Carlos A. Apostle '07 
Steven M. Cody '07 
Brian A. Day '07 
Danielle S. Dillihunt '07 
Drew M. Hester '07 
Timothy L. handmaid '07 

In Memory of K. Dodd Miles '54 

Ambassador Michael Smith 

In Memory of Douglas Miller '46 

Ms. Lois Anderson 

Ms. Jane Broderick 

Mr. Hugh Cawley 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Damforth 

Ms. Eleanore Jorgenson 

Kent School Sunshine Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mortenson 

Mr. Stephen Shapiro 

Mr. Peter Sherin 

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Viafore 

In Memory of A. MacDonald Murphy 

Mr. Craig Chopin 

In Memory of Vivian Neyman 

Mr. Richard Neyman '75 

In Memory of John Ragle, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Armstrong 

Ms. Laura Cronick 

Mr. Frank Mefferd 

Mr and Mrs. David Silhanek 

In Memory of Gordon Tooley '39 

Mrs. Patricia Tooley 

In Memory of Benjamin Towne '45 

Mrs. Joy Towne 

In Memory of Decius Veasey '43 

Mr. and Mrs. David Splaine 

In Honor of Valleau (Val) Wilkie 

Mr. Robert Bass '67 

In Memory of David Yesair '50 

Mr. Charles C. Bowen 
Mr. Robert T. Comey, Jr. 
Mr. Robert Cushman 
Mr. Alan F. Flynn, Jr 
Mr. Peter Gavian 
Mr. Timothy G. Greene 
Mr. Richard Greenwood 
Mr. David Hershey 
Mr. James McManus 
Mr. Willy Nordwind 
Mr. Marc am Rhein 
Mr. Henry Staley 

Class Secretaries 

Dr. Thomas S. Tobey '62 

Mrs. Kathryn A. Shilale '81 

Los Altos, CA 

Medfield, MA 

Mr. Benjamin B. Brewster '43 

Plymouth, MA 

Mr. Peter C. Thomas '64 

Mrs. Nancy L. Wickwire '82 

Ithaca, NY 

Bedford, NH 

Mr. Steven K. Kauffman '44 

Williamsburg, VA 

Mr. Kenneth A. Linberg '65 

Mrs. Danielle L. Jacobs '83 

Isla Vista, CA 

Marblehead, MA 

Mr. Richard A. Cousins '45 

Newburyport, MA 

Mr. James T. Connolly Jr. '66 

Mrs. Laurianne Murphy '83 

Newburyport, MA 

New York, NY 


Mr. John F Kimball '46 

Boothbay Harbor, ME 

Mr. Bennett H. Beach '67 

Mr. Harry S. Taormina '84 

Bethesda, MD 

Chesapeake, VA 

Mr. Norman G. Brown '47 

Standish, ME 

Mr. Daniel C. Look '68 

Ms. Nathalie E. Ames '85 

Marietta, GA 

Chicago, IL 

Mr. Duncan H. McCallum '48 

Dexter, MI 

Mr. Jeffrey L. Gordon '69 

Mr. Paul B. Nardone '86 

Newport, RI 

Lynnfield, MA 

RADM Thomas R. Emery '48 

Charlottesville, VA 

Mr. Terry E. Nolan '70 

Mrs. Kristen M. Poulin '87 

Stone Mountain, GA 

Byfield, MA 

Mr. Alan F. Flynn Jr. '50 

Rehoboth, MA 

Mr. James S. Fleming '71 

Mrs. Amy B. Northup '87 

Redding, CT 

Byfield, MA 

Mr. Ted H. Barrows III '51 

Bristol, RI 

Mr. David Lampert Jr. '71 

Mrs. Deana D. Boyages '88 

Manchester, MA 

Hudson, OH 

Rev. Franklin E. Huntress Jr. '52 

Marblehead, MA 

Mr. Geoffrey A. Durham '72 

Ms. Kristin A. Brown '89 

Libertyville, IL 

Weston, MA 

Mr. John M. Nash '54 

Edina, MN 

Mr. Ian B. Chisholm '73 

Ms. Nicolle F. DelliColli '90 

South Burlington, VT 

Andover, MA 

Mr. George 0. Gardner III '55 

Mattapoisett, MA 

Mrs. Pamela J. Toner '74 

Ms. Nicole F. LaTour '91 

Fairfield, CT 

Boston, MA 

Mr. James Dean III '56 

South Berwick, ME 

Ms. Pamela D. Pandapas '75 

Ms. Catharine A. Firenze '92 

Rockland, MA 

Belmont, MA 

Mr. lyman A. Cousens III '57 

Boscawen, NH 

Ms. Carol A. Goldberg-Aydin '76 

Mr. Shawn T. Markey '93 

New York, NY 

Byfield, MA 

Mr. Ralph E. Ardiff Jr. '58 


Danvers, MA 

Mrs. Carolyn L Nissi '77 

Mrs. Ingrid A. Cunney '93 


Bradford, MA 

Lynn, MA 


Mr. Mirick Friend '59 


Mirror Lake, NH 

Rev. Bradford D. Clark '78 

Ms. Kristen M. Hughes '94 

Ipswich, MA 

Van Nuys, CA 


Mr. John C. Elwell '60 


Newburyport, MA 

Mr. Troy Dagres '79 

Mr. Michael C. Noon '95 



Mr. J Stephen Sawyer '61 

Newburyport, MA 

New York, NY 


Dillsburg, PA 

Ms. Lynne E Durland '80 

Mr. Edward Guzman '95 

Londonderry, NH 

Reston, VA 


Mr. Thomas M. Mercer Jr '61 


Dallas, TX 

Mrs. Janna De Risi '96 
Huntington, NY 

Mr. Jeffrey R. LaBelle '96 
Chicago, IL 

Ms. Sandra T. Padilla '97 
New York, NY 

Ms. Elizabeth E. Escobar '98 
New York, NY 

Ms. Jessica S. Zaplin '99 
West Roxbury, MA 

Ms. Catherine E. Correia '00 
Gainesville, FL 

Ms. Maria E Collins '01 
Lowell, MA 

Mr. James M. Morrissey '02 
Byfield, MA 

Ms. Laura E. Ellison '03 
Ann Arbor, MI 

Mr. Michael D. O'Neill '03 

Ms. Kelsey M. Quigley '04 
Cambridge, MA 

Mr. Gregory M. Ceglarski '04 
Byfield, MA 

Ms. Lesley T. Clunie '04 
Newburyport, MA 

Ms. Kelsey A. Correia '05 
Hartford, CT 

Ms. Ruth W Splaine '05 
Colchester, VT 

Ms. Marisa S. Frey '06 
Meadville, PA 

Ms. Margaret E. Hughes '06 
Saint Albans, VT 

Mr. Jack A. Lamson '07 
Amesbury, MA 

Ms. Rachel A. Stavis '07 
Hartford, CT 

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immediate use in funding any of the needs of the Campaign or the Annual Fund. 
Such gifts can be made by check or in the form of securities, real estate, or gifts- 
in-kind (antiques, art, jewelry, coin collection). Gifts may qualify as a charitable 
deduction, as allowed by law. 

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of five years. Gift payments may be made in convenient installments. 

Life Income GifU 

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to the gift now but delay the Academy's possession and use of the gift until 
your death or that of the final beneficiary. Charitable Remainder UniTrusts 
and Charitable Annuity Trusts offer the satisfaction of making a gift to The 
Governor's Academy while retaining income from the principal for your person- 
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your estate tax liability. 

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fit, you may name The Governor's Academy as the 
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Statements of Financial Position 

June 30, 2007 and 2006 


Cash and cash equivalents 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for 

doubtful accounts of $15,000 

($29,824 in June 30, 2006) (Note 2) 

Tuition notes receivable, net of allowance for 

doubtful accounts of $79,898 

($34,912 in June 30, 2006) 

Prepaid expenses and other assets 

Deferred compensation (Note 2) 

Contributions receivable, net (Note 3) 

Beneficial interest in Phillips Trusts (Note 4) 

Other assets (Notes 9) 

Investments (Note 5) 

Property, plant and equipment, net 

(Notes 6,7 and 8) 

Total assets 


Accounts payable and accrued expenses 

Annuities payable 

Deferred revenues and deposits 

Note payable (Notes 7) 

Bond payable (Note 8) 

Total liabilities 

Commitments (Notes 5 and 14) 

Net assets: 

Available for operations 
Funds functioning as endowment 

Total unrestricted 

Temporarily restricted (Note 10) 
Permanently restricted (Note 11) 

Total net assets 

Total liabilities and net assets 


$ 13,041,418 



$ 75,248,538 





$ 3,730,050 


















$ 150,778,523 

$ 123,714,321 

$ 2,289,049 

$ 680,635 









$ 30,295,302 

$ 13,432,837 


$ 63,069,437 


$ 110,281,484 

$ 123,714,321 

Statements of Changes in Unrestricted Net Assets, 
Current Operations 

June 30, 2007 and 2006 


Education and general: 

Less student aid 
Net tuition revenues 

Special programs, activities and fees 


Spending policy distribution 

Phillips income 

Other income 

Total revenues 


Education and general: 

Operations and maintenance of plant 
Student services 
Special programs and activities 
Facilities use charge 

Total expenditures 

Designated for: 

Unexpended plant 
Faculty housing 

Total designations 

Net change 

Balance at beginning of the year 

Balance at end of year 



$ 276,531 


$ 12,447,466 

$ 11,740,655 

















$ 3,997,260 




















$ 276,531 

ort 2007 



lass notes 

Pre- 1 





Class of 1928 - 


Class of 1933 - 


Class of 1938 - 


John English '28 says, "My only news 
is that I'm still here — and expect to be for 
some time to come! My very best to all." 
John Gannett '39 reports, "Just no relaxing. 
Busy with #1 daughter's visits, son's electric 
boat and doctors visits etc." Dave Jarvis '42 
is "still hanging around the Chart Room in 
Cataumet. Rarely cross the bridge to the 
mainland. Stopped playing golf and tennis. 
Ultimately, all good athletes have to retire!" 
William Ferris '38 reports, "My wife Mary 
and I celebrated our 63rd wedding anniver- 
sary on April 9th. On August 4th we at- 
tended the wedding of our granddaughter 
Mary Katherine Sicleert to Ensign Eric Watt 
at the University of Maryland Chapel. It was 
a great wedding. September 5th we are go- 
ing to Alaska for cruise from Seward to 
Vancouver to celebrate my daughter-in-law's 
60th birthday and my 87th." Tom Tenney 
'39 says, "Not much cooking — nice and hot. 
Golf poor but fun — sorry to hear about 
Buster." Andy Bailey '40 says, "No sensa- 
tional news. Still involved in administering 
various trusts and foundations. Joanie and I 
are looking forward to another trip to 
Europe next week and to our return to 
Naples, Florida in October. We are both 
blessed with reasonably good health. A few 
more aches in the morning and each year the 
golf courses become longer although the 
golf pros wrongly deny it." Robert 
Goodspeed '40 says, "I continue to be very 
active in the leather business, selling shear- 
lines for a tannery in China. I'll sell over $55 
million this year to customers like UGG, 
L.L. Bean, Timberland and other manufac- 
turers that use the skins for rugs, medical 
pads, pain rollers and women's garments. 
Joanne and I spend six months in Hampton, 
NH and six months in Palm Beach Gardens, 
Florida. I have offices on Singer Island, 
Florida and Portsmouth, NH. Check my 
website at" Jim 
Monroe '41 reports, "We had 25 family 

Put Flint '37 and Peter Bragdon after 
lunch in Weston, MA. 

members visit us recently. Some of the 
cousins we had never previously met. Boat 
ride on Ohio River, Maine lobsters, great 
fun. Obviously, our condo is not large 
enough for such a crowd. Came from all di- 
rections — many from New England, one 
couple from Florida, one family from S. 
Carolina, one daughter from Australia." Bob 
Harris '42 reports, "My book, Adventures in 
Multihull and Traditional Yacht Designs, is still 
being edited. Possible publisher is in North 
Quincy, MA. More later. Drawing a 42-foot 
ocean cruising motor yacht for a local 
prospect. Still riding the bike and doing 
some sailing. So far so good. I think The 
Archon should list as a standard that the 
founder of The Governor's Academy as Lt. 
Governor General of Massachusetts as 
Governor Dummer, the original home of 
the Academy." 

Humphrey Simson '42 says, "Having 
sold our second home in Rhode Island, we 
are now full time in Florida. Stuart is a won- 
derful spot. We golf 4-5 times a week - sum- 
mer visited children in Connecticut, 
Georgia, and Minnesota. We leave for 
Vancouver, BC on the 'Seven Seas Mariner' 
on September 5th for a cruise around the 
Pacific Rim - we get back to Los Angeles on 
December 21 — in time for Christmas." 
Tom Fenn '42 says, "After 37 years of mo- 

tor-homing in many places around the 
world, we are selling our 2003 Tradewinds 
now! We'll try a more casual lifestyle in a 
park model home in the White Mountains 
of Arizona!!! That's for the summer only!!" 
Vaughan Pitman '41 says, "I celebrated my 
85th birthday in January. My wife and I will 
be celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary 
on February 22nd. We have five children, 15 
grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
We are keeping active in local and church 
committees. Do some traveling in our mo- 
tor home. I enjoyed Ted Eames as headmas- 
ter and remember Bob Hoffman as my best 
friend." Stuart Barnard '33 reports, "We 
haven't done anything particularly exciting 
or interesting to write about, but I'm amazed 
to have made age 93 recently, and we had a 
nice family celebration at our elder son 
Curt's home in Westminster. Our other son 
Rick lives nearby in Shrewsbury and checks 
on us regularly. We both have multiple phys- 
ical problems, and so partake of low-priced 
senior bus service twice a week to the hos- 
pital in Worcester. We feel lucky to have 
found a ranch (no stair climbing) in a quiet 
condo area of mostly town houses, sur- 
rounded with lots of trees and shrubs. 
Another plus for us is being able to see our 
grandchildren more often, two girls and a 
boy, two recently graduated from college, 
one a junior this year. Best wishes to all of 
you." Bill Sheffield '37 says,"Put Flint '37 
and I are still ambulatory and represented the 
Class of 1937 at our 70th reunion which was 
a splendid event. We were the oldest gradu- 
ates to attend as those of you who have read 
the latest Archon already know. Put is a fre- 
quent visitor, but it was my first time back in 
a few years. I 'was most impressed by the ad- 
ditions to the facilities and with the progres- 
sive plans for the future. My congratulations 
to all the staff and trustees for the marvelous 
job they have done." Dave Solomon '40 
says, "Ronnie and I have moved into a new 
and beautiful retirement community (eu- 
phemism for 'old-age home') in Thousand 
Oaks, CA. We have had 55 splendid years in 
Southern California and will wind it up here 
in the sunny hills of Ventura County." 

Put Flint '37 lost his daughter, Kitty 
Ann, at age 62 after a courageous battle with 
cancer. "We had a precious time during her 
final month. She was the child who was al- 
ways in tune with me," Put told Peter 
Bragdon during a recent visit. A book is 

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coming out about Put's European travels 
with the 8/24TD, his tank-destroying outfit 
in the U.S. Army and then two years ago 
retracing the same route. It will appear 
in March published by Knopf. The account 
will be titled Panther Soup not because of the 
name of a German tank but because the in- 
signia of Put's outfit pictured a panther 
crushing a tank in its jaws. Peter B. asked Put 
what the effect was of a Panzer tank grind- 
ing towards him: "A little unsettling." 


Class of 1943 

Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 

(508) 746-1306 

benbbrew@comcast. net 

Peter Bragdon and Widgery Thomas '43 in Portland, Maine. 

65th Class Reunion 

June 6, 1, 8, 2008 

It is extremely sad. There are 28 inar- 
ticulate members of the Class of '43 from 
GDA. One would have thought that Tom 
Mercer had done a better job of instilling a 
love of the English language. Perhaps it was 
the dog that made our attention drift. Of the 
four that can and do write, we have Ben 
Mann who is still percolating and is looking 
forward to our 65th in 2008. It would be 
great to see each other in our wheelchairs 
and white canes. Bob Wadleigh continues 
to travel, both by plane and in his car. He re- 
cently passed a driver's test, even though he 
had a problem in the police department 
driveway and with his understanding of 
what a yellow light means. It is not a signal 
to speed up. Alex Smith is still knocking 
over the pins with about a 180 average. He 
wants to challenge one and all with the los- 
er making a $300 donation to the Academy, 
GDA that is, or GA if you like. Ben 
Brewster seems to be about the same as the 
rest of you. The shoulders are a little rusty, 
the knee is brand new, the eyes need a bit 
more help and the ears are more and more 
selective. We did a great trip last spring with 
Star Clippers in the Caribbean and hope to 
do something to avoid mud-time 2008. I and 
the rest of the class would really enjoy find- 
ing out what the majority of you are doing. 
It doesn't take much effort to drop me a line 
and I will pass it along. Cheers 


Class o/1944 

Steven K. Kauffman 

125 Warehams Pt. 

Williamsburg, VA 23 1 85- 89 1 4 

(757) 220-9013 


Bill Campbell writes, "Other than be- 
ing very happy to be in good health and able 
to read the paper every day and not seeing 
my name in the obit column keeps me hap- 
py. Other than that, I don't consider what I 
do is very noteworthy, just SOS on a differ- 
ent day. I am still working. I get to the office 
most every morning between 7:00-7:30 and 
stay until early afternoon when I return 
home. My wife Babs is in good physical 
health, but has severe dementia, which re- 
quires a caregiver and I am lucky enough to 
have a couple of good ones. I relieve the one 
on duty and take over for the rest of the day. 
About half the time, I have another one that 
helps me in the evening and putting her to 
bed, which gives me some time so that I can 
take care of some other stuff that I have go- 
ing. Along with our youngest son, I made a 
fast trip East two weeks ago to help celebrate 
one of my brothers-in-law celebrate his 90th 
birthday. We were only gone two days, but it 
was fun. I thought of GDA as we passed the 
turnoff on 1-95, but didn't make the detour. 
Our current headmaster, I don't think, is 
very happy with me as I sent him a note 

when I sent in my donation referring to the 
name change. I got back a form letter ac- 
knowledging the donation with a note from 
him penciled on the side thanking me for 
my comments. Hah! Yes, I forgot to com- 
ment on your June epistle. Bob and Ray 
were great. They were never syndicated out 
here, but once in a while we caught them on 
the tube and I still have either a record or 
cassette with some of their stuff. This week- 
end, which started today, I am working in 
Grosse Pointe at a hunter jumper horse 
show. I have worked this one for a few years. 
I am the medic at the show and a good part 
of the time, to make sure I stay awake, I help 
with the grilling which is done by the mem- 
bers. The two rings are right close, so if 
someone falls or otherwise hurts themselves, 
I hand off my spatula to someone there and 
take off running to check on them. Bill 
rides to the hounds and will start hunting 
again this fall. He says it is the next best thing 
to skiing." [SKK says: "Not bad for an octo- 
genarian!"] JackWellman says, "Have been 
trying to shoot my age in golf— did it one 
time, now playing two to three times a week 
so one day, maybe! Meanwhile, working one 
day a week at a retirement activity facility - 
to appreciate how God has allowed me to 
have good health." [SKK says, "Amen to 
that!"] Rest of the time with a fantastic wife, 
eight children, 17 grand and five great- 
grands!! PTL!" [SKK had to look that up on 
Wikipedia. It means "Praise The Lord," but 
all you knew that.] John (Pinky) Whitney 
wrote, "Yes — Life has changed for the two of 

50 TheArchon *■* Fall 2007 


us - from a nine-room house and 'barn' 
(garage) we have relocated in a three-room 
apartment - the new word is 'downsizing'* 
Never thought we'd do it! Pinky keeps in 
touch and once in a while hears from Bill 
Curwin. Pinky s son Randy has just moved 
to West Newbury. Pinky says, "So, GDA as I 
knew it is still on my mind." * Downsizing 
must not be such a new word, as the spell 
checker did not indicate it was misspelled. 
Maybe its use in the context of old age is 
new. Pinky also reminisced about Bob and 
Ray and sent along this quote: "Howdy, Bob 
and Ray, Ken, Bill and Charlie." 

"Why, hello Tex! Say, what part of Texas 
are you from?" 

"I'm not from Texas; I'm from 

"Well, why do you go by the name of 

"Cause I don't want to be called 

Malcolm von Saltza reports, "April 5, 
2007 and still shoveling snow! All seasons 
enjoying the beauty and wild life around my 
home. Trying to look into the future and 
examining the past but enjoying the present. 
Hope my pretty good health continues. 
Reading lots of American history with en- 
joyment but worried about where my coun- 
try is headed." 

The Kauffmans may be moving again! 
(Have you noticed all the exclamation 
points? Must be a symptom of old age.) We 
have plunked down ten percent of the en- 
trance fee to The Williamsburg Landing, a 
well-established life care facility here in 
Billyburg. We have been going room by 
room in our present digs, culling out the 
stuff we haven't used in years and the stuff 
we won't need in the brand new apartment. 
If this house we are in doesn't sell by mid- 
December, we will not move. We will see 
what The Good Lord wants us to do. In 
October we will be off to Tuscany for a cou- 
ple of weeks. Finally, we now own a four- 
year-old cairn terrier. She takes me for four 
walks every day. I have an old Navy friend 
who always ends his Emails, "Stay well!" 
Seems like a good idea so, I say to you, "Stay 



Class of 1945 

Richard A. Cousins 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 

Warren Furth writes, "I am happy to 
report the birth in June of our second grand- 
child, a boy with the grandiose name of 
Tajdar, which in Hindi language means 
'around chief. Nickname Taj. Explanation 
for the name: he was conceived in India — 
though born in Switzerland. Nationality: 
USA." Bo Jameson reports, "I had a great 
experience in August visiting Dick Hinners 
in Nova Scotia. Dick retired as a professor of 
philosophy at Loyola in Chicago and has 
spent his recent years as a dairy farmer. How 
life has developed for us all since 1945." 
Bots Young writes, "Still hear sporadically 
from a young lad from Portland whom I 
tried to mentor (Square Waugh '44). His 
writing is still illegible, and he has yet to 
meet a reporter he doesn't like. Sorry to 
hear about Buster. Good guy. I just returned 
from God's country, Wyoming, where we en- 
dured heat, but had a great time. Having 
spent over 50 years there, best state in 
union." Arch Kingsley says, "Sad to hear of 
the death of Buster Navins. Had a great jun- 
ior year on his hall in '43 and '44. The Old 
Guard under Ted Eames was fantastic. Those 
were the days — great examples for a happy 
meaningful life. Hope to meet them again 
before too long!" 


Class of 1946 

John Kimball 

20 Kenney Field Drive 

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2120 

(207) 633-4477 

johnbuoy@gwi. net 

Bill Silver reports, "I might as well have 
climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. I have spent the 
last year studying and taking written, oral 
and practical exams until last week when I 
was informed that I passed and have become 
a Diplomat of the American Board of 
Forensic Odontology. This is a unique group 
of forensic dentists - less than 100 world- 
wide! We are involved in the Medical 
Examiner/Coroner system making dental 

Bill '46 and Marcia Silver 

IDs, working on bitemark criminal cases and 
in mass disasters whenever they occur. I now 
work as consultant at the Miami Dade 
Medical Examiner department and chief 
forensic odontologist at the Broward county 
Medical Examiner Department. In the past, 
I worked on the World Trade Center and last 
year in the Gulf Coast with Katrina victims. 
In April, I have been invited to lecture in 
Beijing for a few days so Marcia and I will 
tour China for a few weeks after that expe- 
rience. Got a new boat — 35-ft Marlago cen- 
ter cockpit fishing machine. Just wish I had 
more time to use it!" 

Herb Levine reports, "It's been a full 
year since I retired, and so far so good. 
Actually, I really enjoy it! I do go into the 
hospital one morning a week — go to a con- 
ference and then teach some third-year 
medical students. Frankly, that's enough. Do 
a lot of house/yard work. Watch the grass 
grow and so far my wife and I are still talk- 
ing to one another. Hope all is well with 
you." Lyndy Watkins says, "During the hol- 
idays, I received cards and notes from Bill 
Silver, Herb Levine, Bob Waugh and 
Elizabeth Hemenway — Brewster's wid- 
ow. I send a card to Miguel Ortega every 
year, but I never hear from him — hope he 
and his family are doing well. Seems like 
everyone that I heard from is doing OK and 
enjoying lots of travel. Christmas and New 
Year's were spent with lots of friends and 
family. Both my son and daughters live in 
Austin, were here with their children and 
Marilyn's son and his family were here often 
with their new baby. Nothing exciting is 

TheArchon «** Fall 2007 51 

class notes 

happening here, but we do enjoy a group of 
good friends and activities at the near by 
Lakewood Yacht Club." 

Walt Nichols says, "Thanks for your 
persistent follow-up. There shouldn't be any 
reason why it seems hard to send a simple re- 
port on being alive. After all, I am always glad 
to hear reports on fellow GDA friends. Wife 
Aurora and I live in Chicago. Four grown 
kids (Phoebe Mores, Judson, Willy, John) are 
all well, and not aging quite as fast as we are. 
They live in NY (2), Michigan and Oregon. 
Aurora and I have a house in Southern 
California. It's about halfway between San 
Diego and LA — the house looks out at 
Mount Palomar, about 20 miles away. We 
plan to 'retire' to Fallbrook within the next 
two years — already sold our Chicago house. 
In Fallbrook, we also have a small RCFE 
(Residential Care Facility for the Elderly) 
which has a nine-resident capacity. 
Currently just sweet little old ladies. Their 
memories get a little off, and last year when 
one of them couldn't remember my name 
(the staff introduces me daily when I am out 
there) , she called me 'young man' — made my 
day. Fallbrook is near Camp Pendleton — in 
case some of you have been in the Marines 
— or Navy. I'm also still active in business as 
a financial consultant — helping arrange fi- 
nancing for smaller Green Power Electric 
production plants. Expect I may be working 
on a project in Europe after the first of next 
year (and will look up Warren Furth '45 if 
I go). It was great seeing pictures of Dana 
Mayo and C. Benson Birdsall,Joe Welch 
'47 and Jay Curtis '47) in the Summer 
Archon. Has anyone heard from John 
Walker? We sure had an interesting bunch 
in our class and the ones close to us. Hope 
you were able to get a lot of responses - 
looking forward to the news. Sorry I could- 
n't make the big 60th reunion — lot of great 
memories and friends I would have liked to 
have renewed." 


Class of 1947 

Norman Brown 

43 Hearthside Road 

Standish, ME 04084-5259 

(207) 892-6708 

The accompanying photos, some old 
and some new, were contributed by class- 
mates to our reunion "showcase" last June, 

and later donated to the Academy's archives 
as part of the school's history for future gen- 
erations of students to view, reflect upon and 
even ponder about. My sincere thanks to all 
who made these displays possible, and my 
special thanks to Kate Pinkham, archivist, 
and her most talented crew, who reproduced 
and mounted all the photos and arranged the 
displays so beautifully. Thanks, guys and gals! 

From the registration sign-up sheets I 
count only 13 classmates, yet I know others 
were there at other times, either for just 
Friday and Saturday dinners or just a few 
hours during the day, like myself. On the list 
are Dana Mayo, Jay Curtis, Al Huges,Ben 
Birdsall, Norm Brown, Jim Knott, Bob 
McGill, Dave Wilcox, Bill Bailey, Plato 
Kangis, Henry Dunker, Hank Sanders, 
Ben Pearson and Charlie Morse. Other 
attendees were Joe Welch, Peter Hill and 
Danny Hall. Whether you signed in or not, 
I thank you all for attending our big 60th 
this year. 

At the Memorial Day ceremonies last 
May, several grads received their long over- 

due diplomas, just as Homer Ambrose did 
last year. This year, our classmate Carl 
Eveleigh was one of the recipients. Carl left 
GDA to join the Navy during WW II. 
Upon being discharged, Carl returned to his 
family home in Indiana. He completed his 
high school education there and graduated 
from the Univ. of Indiana. Homes called to 
say 'hello' today (8/22/07). It wasn't a good 
beginning of the summer for him, however. 
He had his gall bladder and herniated navel 
removed in June. Much of his time is taken 
up by his three trips a week to the cardiac re- 
hab center due to an inoperable blocked ar- 
tery. I'm sure all your 'mates join me in 
wishing you a speedy recovery, Homes. 

A while ago, a local paper had an item 
about my town's Boy Scout Troop 875 leav- 
ing on April 21 for a destination which 
sounds truly foreboding ... Purgatory Chasm 
... "a unique natural formation that runs a 
quarter-mile between granite walls, rising as 
high as 90 feet. It is believed to have its ori- 
gins in the sudden release of dammed up 
glacial meltwater near the end of the last ice 

L. to R.: 1947 b/w photos taken by Jay Curtis. Too small in this email to I.D. each 
person but some were taken in the Philips House kitchen and dining room, and others 
as guys were walking to classes; two postcards depicting paintings by Sam Allen; candy 
bar wrapper of Hubert "Bud" Snow on his recent 80th birthday; Norm Brown at his 
desk at home composing Class Notes; photo of three award-winning handbags that 
Plato Kangis and his wife, Gwennette, make in their studio-shop in Providence, RI. 
Jim Soper sent in some color photos from our 50th reunion, but I inadvertently missed 
seeing them in the displays. His pictures are on top of the lobster trap, but it's a rear 
view of the mounted display panel. See also photo of the '47 Ambrose House resi- 
dents on page 55. 

52 The Archon <=» Fall 2007 

L. to R.: Painting by Sam Allen. In this shot what you might see is a wolf's head, 
but there are eight animals hidden in the picture, i.e., a white duck, loon, wren, par- 
rot, donkey, wood duck and green heron. Sam studied painting under the well- 
known impressionist, Gale Bennett. The painting is now hanging on my wall at 
home (see below). Jim Knott donated one of the lobster traps he invented and for 
which he was granted an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of 
Maine (see fall 2006 Archon). His traps are used worldwide and his coated wire 
mesh is used by many international companies and foreign countries for fencing and 
other applications. Jim granted an interview to the UMass Family Business Center 
awhile ago in which he discusses his business, products and growth ... oh, and that he 
works about eighty hours a week! If you'd like a copy of the interview, contact Jim 

or me and we'll email or snail mail it to you. 

These are relics from the past. Top, 1. to r.: Norm Brown's '47 "Governors" 

warm-up jumper; photo of Jack Deering, captain of our baseball team; Archon cover 

of new Ingham House doorway with Art Sager,Jay Curtis, Al Hughes and Norm 

Brown; our '47 yearbook. Bottom: 1. to r.: '47 b/w candids taken by Jay Curtis; Norm's 

cap and T-shirt ("Be There") from our 50th reunion; more b/w photos by Jay Curtis. 

age about 14,000 years ago." For you ad- 
venturous hikers, geologists or just plain 
sight-seers, this sounds like a "must see" for- 
mation. If you need directions, I bet Pete 
Sutton could help you as the chasm is locat- 
ed in Sutton, MA, where Pete lives. 

On a beautiful, sunny Friday in April, 
Jack Deering and I drove to Portsmouth, 
NH for a luncheon with Hank Sanders. 
Also meeting us at Hank's was Dana Mayo 
who came down from Brunswick, ME with 
a load of stuff for his summer/winter/any- 
time home in nearby Newcastle. Hank 
treated us to a pick-me-up of Bloody Mary's 
and Brie cheese with crackers. Hank said 
that Gray Goose vodka is blended especially 
for Bloody Marys and I must say it made for 
a very smooth drink (Jack bought a case of it 
on the way home as a souvenir). After this 
respite and a tour of Hank's beautiful condo, 
he drove us to the Wentworth-By-The-Sea 
Country Club for a delightful lunch. We 
truly had a mini-reunion, reminiscing about 
our days at GDA, the war years, and person- 
al pastimes, such as Dana and his wife's fond- 
ness for mountain hiking and crossing 150' 
high train trestles. After lunch, we drove over 
to Dana's other home in Newcastle which 
overlooks the Piscataquis River. He has a lot 
of family history in this location and it's 
across the road from a conservation-protect- 
ed park. Many homes in this area are period 
structures, as is a Revolutionary War gun- 
powder bunker, and the narrow streets re- 
flect their ancestry. Thank you, Hank and 
Dana, for such an enjoyable afternoon. Later 
on in August, Hank's wife, Shirley, wrote to 
say that Hank had a colon operation in July 
which was followed by a mild stroke and was 
currently in a rehab hospital. She says that 
he is "doing well, working hard, and eager to 
soon return to the 'real world'." By the time 
you read this, Hank, we all hope you are 
back home and once again enjoying the 'real 

It's been nice receiving emails from 
Peter Bellamy with good jokes and other 
news items. Peter, I trust you and Marianne 
are A-OK in Lancaster, PA. You had some 
winter storms, I believe, and I hope you 
came through unscathed. 

Kevin Gaffiiey has a new email ad- 
dress: If anyone 
else has changed their addresses, please let me 
know so I can up date my files. Thanks, Kev. 

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class notes 

Saturday's champagne luncheon at 2007 Reunion. R. to L.:Jay 
Curtis and wife, Kaila; Al Hughes and his companion, 

Mary Ruth Webb. 

The above photo was also taken at the Old Guard luncheon. L. to R.: Bill Bailey, 

Jim Knott, Bob McGill, Dave Wilcox, Dan Hall, Al Hughes, Ben Birdsall, Plato Kangis, 

Norm Brown, Jay Curtis, Peter Hill and Henry Dunker. Thanks to Bill Bailey for 

emailing this photo. 

I notified Sandy Keyes (skeyes@govsacade- re the change. By the way, if any of 
you change your email addresses or other 
personal info, please contact me and I will 
notify GDA. 

John Heyl writes that, "I am retired 
from Wall Street but am personally still in- 
volved. Always interesting but never easy. 
Wife and I been volunteering at local hospi- 
tal more than 20 years. Medical problems 

prohibit sports (softball & tennis) recently. 
Lucky to have son and grandchildren here in 
Wolfboro (NH). Best to you all." Thanks, 
John, and most of us can relate to the need 
to give up softball and tennis! 

Bud Snow writes, "Bud & Connie 
Snow thought it would be nice to visit 
Washington, D.C. and see the cherry blos- 
soms in March of this year. We made plans to 
stay with Bud's nephew inVienna,VA (about 

15 miles out of Washington) . We did our 
homework in figuring when the blossoms 
would be at their peak. And, as it worked out 
we were right on the button. Of course, the 
crowds were there too, but we managed. We 
left our car at my nephew's house and took 
the subway into the mall. He took us the first 
time, because hitting that cold turkey is a 
challenge. Being camera bugs, we took many 
photos. And, one day another nephew took 
us to Bethesda, Maryland to see their cherry 
blossoms. It was beautiful, but again, the 
streets were jammed with visitors. The trees 
ached over the streets and it looked like the 
result of a New England snowstorm. We 
went to the National Zoo on one day. It was 
very warm that day and saw the famous pan- 
da, Tai Shan. She is on loan from China. The 
next day it was in the 20s. We had to borrow 
ski jackets for our trip into the Mall area on 
the subway. In May, Bud celebrated his 80th 
birthday. Connie had a surprise party with 
family and friends of about 30 people. The 
weather was perfect for the week that the 
family was here. It hasn't been that good 
since. I was completely surprised to see my 
grandson and granddaughter and great 
granddaughter. My great granddaughter just 
turned five in April. My, does she enjoy life. 
We went to the beach one day and she was 
in the water the whole time. It was a little 
too cold for me I might add." In my last col- 
umn I mentioned that Bob 'Bish' Peale in- 
quired about the Constitutional Elms that 
were said to have been planted in 1776 along 
Elm Street. I emailed Headmaster Marty 
Doggett about this and he nimbly passed my 
query over to the academy's archivist, Kate 
Pinkham. The following is Kate's response 
to Marty and myself: 

"Here is the reference I read concern- 
ing the elm trees that were planted near the 

'The beautiful double row of elms in 
front of Mr. E. P. Noyes' house is said to have 
been planted by his great-great-grandfather 
as Liberty trees in the year 1776, to com- 
memorate the Declaration of Independence. 
They were thirty in number originally, and a 
pound of pork was paid for planting each 
one." pg. 153-154 The Story ofByfteld, a New 
England Parish by John Louis Ewell, D.D. 
copyright 1904.' 

"I don't know if the trees are still stand- 
ing but according to the map in the above 

54 TlieArchon ae Fall 2007 

Members of the Ambrose House: back row from left to right, Bill Lindquist, Archibald Sheldon, 
Bill Ward, Mr. Edgar Dunning, Jim Soper, Bill Elliot, Brock Martin; front row from left to right, 

Bill Pierce, Pete Wagner, Leslie Richard, Bill Attwill 

mentioned book, the Edward Parish Noyes 
House is the third house up from the 
Academy's entrance, on the right side of Elm 
Street heading towards Byfield Center. It 
may be that Elm Street received its name 
from the 30 trees planted back in 1776.... 
Edgar Dunning who was manager of the 
Business Office for many years, wrote an ar- 
ticle about the care of campus trees in 1964 
and mentions the Dutch Elm disease that 
destroyed many elm trees in the northeast. 
He does not mention the 'Liberty trees' 
down the street from the campus. 

I hope this is helpful. If I come across 
any other references I will let you know." 

I wish to thank Kate for offering this in- 
sight and bit of trivia regarding these elm 

Dave Wilcox returned his postcard 
saying his time was brief at our 60th reunion 
but had a great time seeing our 'mates who 
were there. He added that he enjoys receiv- 
ing my occasional emails to classmates. 
Thanks, Dave. I wish all of our class mem- 
bers had email capabilities. 

In response to my classmates' Status 
Update I sent to you all, Gordon Shaw 

so please remove that. Please add my e-mail 
address to your list. The rest is up-to-date. 
Life goes on at a more exciting pace when 
you're retired. The extended family keeps 
Jean and me busy. God has blessed us with 
good health so we can do a little traveling as 
the pocketbook permits. We have four 
grown and married children, nine grandchil- 
dren and two great-grandchildren. Hope to 
live to see our GGG children if the Lord 
permits. Coram Deo, Gordon D. Shaw." 
Gordon's email is: 
Great to have Gordon back in the '47 loop 
and 'On mail" again. 

It was nice to hear from Dan Hall. He 
writes, "Norm: Just a brief class note. Lorrie 
and I are pleased that our son, Scottish wife, 
and two wee ones have decided to return to 
our town of Duxbury after a year of teach- 
ing in Edinburgh, Scotland. Ted will be 
teaching at Plymouth North High School. 
Thanks, Norm, for all you do, Dan." And 
thank you, Dan, for your continued support 
of Class Notes. 

Bill Bailey and Dan Hall are still chal- 
lenging each other on skates. Bill writes, 
"Norm— There is no exciting news. Dan 
Hall and I went inline skating along the 

emailed me this: "Hi Norm. I'm glad you Cape Cod Canal this past Thursday 8/30. 
sent your July 5th letter to me. I didn't real- We did about 6.5 miles - that guy Hall is a 
ize I was an 'Off Mail'. I never meant to be, 

tough man to try to keep up to. We 
returned to Duxbury and enjoyed a 
great meal prepared by his wife 
Lorrie. Then Dan and I went to 
Hingham and watched some very 
fast and talented hockey players en- 
gage in a no-check and no interfer- 
ence hockey. It is the kind of game 
that is designed for speed, hockey- 
savvy and leaves the slower skater in 
the dust because there is no hook- 
ing, interference or checking al- 
lowed. This to me is a great sport to 
watch. Mac Murphy would have 
enjoyed this too." Thanks for the 
news, Bill. I don't know about the 
rest of the guys but you two really 
make me feel my age, and then 

Don Knowlton seems to be 
keeping busy these days. Now I can 
understand the 'shark' in his email 
address. Don just sent an email: 
"OK. I still am working. Have a 
small one man (me) general contracting 
company in Orlando. One or two jobs at a 
time. Currently building a million dollar plus 
restaurant -Downtown Orlando. Also have a 
small commercial fishing business. Currently 
have two fishing vessels long-lining for 
grouper in the Gulf of Mexico. Life is good 
if you can stand the heat and an occasional 
hurricane." Well, between Don and Jim 
Knotts' lobster traps, it seems our two class- 
mates are keeping America healthy on 

Today's mail (9/4) brought a message 
from Herbert Hoffman from his home in 
Italy Herb has a doctorate in archaeology 
and has published a book on the subject. His 
returned postcard reads, "Hi, Norm. My 
only news is that my new book, Divergent 
Archaeology, has appeared and is available di- 
rectly from the publisher: Verlag Franz 
Philipp Rutzen, Am Zellerberg, D-83324 
Ruhpolding, Germany." Herb mailed the 
postcard in an envelope, on the back of 
which he wrote, "PS. Computer struck by 
lightning. I'll send a pic when it's fixed." 
Thanks, Herb. I'll save the photo for the 
spring Archon, if necessary. It will be great 
to get your email address, too. 

Finally, remember those blistery, winter 
days when we walked a couple of miles 

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down the road to the brick church? And 
when the plate was passed, we plunked in 
our nickels, dimes and bottle caps? If you re- 
member those nostalgic days of yore, it may 
not be too late for you to recapture your 

Byfield Parish Church 

youth at GDA. The church, now a private 
home, is for sale (June, 2007) for only 

My best to you all, guys. Keep in touch 
with one another while you can. 


Class of 1948 
Duncan McCallum 

4571 Cameron Circle 

Dexter, MI 48130 

(734) 426-9282 

George Bender writes that he attend- 
ed a lacrosse game at GDA to watch his 
granddaughter play on the same field where 
he played as a midfielder some 60 years ago. 
George still goes into the bank in Boston to 
help some of his longtime clients. He also 
advises that he plans to attend the 60th re- 
union. Peter Wagner has moved to a con- 
do on the Willamete River. His new address 
is 5830 SW River Point Lane, Portland, 
Oregon 97239 (phone 503-477-6685). His 
26-ft. Osprey cabin cruiser is docked close 
by. He and his wife will move to their 
Rapallo condo at Coconut Point in Estero, 
Florida, sometime in November. He hopes 

to play a lot of tennis after rotator cuff sur- 
gery in April. We (Duncan and Marilyn) 
are in Dexter, Michigan, May through 
November; and in Sarasota the rest of the 
year. Our addresses are: 4571 Cameron 
Circle, Dexter, Michigan (734-426-9282) 
and 4715 Winslow Beacon, Sarasota, Florida 
34235. (941-379-6965) and email dhmccal- I believe that many of you 
spend some time in Florida and hope that, if 
you have a chance, you will get hold of me 
sometime while you are there. So far, Ash 
Ames, George Bender, Bill Richter, and 
Dune McCallum have indicated interest in 
attending the 60th reunion. 


Class of 1949 

Thomas R M Emery USN 

2600 Barracks Road, Apt. 451 

Charlottesville, VA 22901-2196 

(434) 977-8763 

tgemery@earthlink. net 

Greetings from beautiful Charlottesville, 
Virginia. I am about to set off for a vacation 
with Gale to see friends and our beloved 
Chatham on the Cape. Our first stop will be 
Marblehead, MA. The next day we will 
drive all the way to Machias, ME that is 20- 
30 miles from the Canadian boarder. We ex- 
pect chilly air and Maine-sized mosquitoes. 
From there we will we'll drive to Chatham 
— another long day — to enjoy the glorious 
Cape air through all of September. Archer 
des Cognets, Manson Hall, and Tom Otis 
will be listed on our priority "must see list." 
And so now before I delve into your newsy 

contributions, I want to crystallize a small 
portion of John Canepa's ongoing fabulous 
banking and philanthropic career. He is a 
consulting principal for Crowe Chizek and 
Company LLC, one of the largest Certified 
Public Accounting and Consulting firms in 
the United States. In his capacity as a con- 
sulting principal, John works primarily for 
financial institution clients in the areas of 
strategic planning, organizational manage- 
ment, mergers and acquisitions and execu- 
tive compensation. He says, "I am particu- 
larly proud of my 'y oun ger' brother Dick 
who just turned 71. He and his wife Beverly, 
who is 70, have for the last six years ranked 
number one in the Masters Tennis category 
in New England. My brother is ranked 
number 2 in singles. He was a teacher- 
coach all of his life at Pentucket High School 
which is just a few miles from Governor's 
Academy. They reside in Newburyport, my 
original home. I will turn 77 on August 
26th and my goal is to continue to stay 
healthy and active. I continue to work full 
time as a bank consultant and play tennis 
twice a week although not at my brother's 
level. Maybe, if I am lucky, I can live as long 
as Buster Navins, a great role model. I am 
not a golfer, but plan to take it up when I get 
old??? I have a GREAT wife of forty years, 
Marie, who is really responsible for what 
success our family has enjoyed. It was 
GREAT to talk to you and hope and trust 
everything is going well with you and family." 

Rick Tyler wrote, "Ann and I have 
been in our home in Ogunquit, Maine since 
6/9. Took a few days for a trip to Bermuda 

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Brock Martin '49 and his family; back row: Curtis (son); Thomas, Brock, Hillary, 

Brock Sr. and Tom (son); middle row: Augustine, Carole (wife), Nick, and Carol; 

front row: Michaelann, John, Marianna, Josh, Phillip, and Kristen. Missing is Meghann. 

with my sister and her husband. Have been 
playing a lot of tennis and enjoying the 
beach. We will return to Salt Lake 9/15 and 
on 11/18, will leave for 19 days in Africa." 
Jake Brown writes the same as last year ex- 
cept is up to three balls, "I told you I would 
give you three shots - still not enough? 
Sissy!" Manson Hall reports, "The big news 
for this summer is that my youngest daugh- 
ter, Carolyn, was married to her partner on 
Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands in 
Washington State. What a glorious section of 
the country! Right now I am reading a 
book entitled, The Most Famous Man in 
America. It is a biography of Henry Ward 
Beecher who was indeed a very well-known 
preacher with a Congregational Church on 
Brooklyn Heights, NY from 1840 on. A 
gifted tongue, antislavery in his message, but 
moderate in tone. He became even more fa- 
mous because of the scandals that involved 
him with various women. Very well written 
by Debbie Applegate, an Amherst College 
grad where Beecher himself graduated. Lots 
of family coming down each week to stay in 
the boathouse which is right next to my 
house. There are always grandchildren want- 
ing to swim, play tennis, see the local 
Chatham baseball team or visit the two pop- 
ular candy stores in town. Ash Eames was 
down for a visit in July. He is recuperating 
from a hip replacement at the moment. Saw 
Archer des Cognets last week. He has a 
place here in Chatham as well as 

Williamstown, MA. Looking forward to 
your visit here in Chatham this September." 

Kim Page informs us he had, "nothing 
new to report from Casco Bay. Plans are 
afoot but too early to talk about them." 
Brock Martin, our Californian, informs us, 
"I'm still working but have downsized the 
business to where I work out of the house. I 
stay active playing tennis a couple times a 
week and hiking on the weekends. We go to 
a lot of plays and concerts here in Ventura, 
LA, and Santa Barbara. As for travel, been to 
Spain twice, northern and southern. Really 
enjoyed the people. Most of our travel is to 
Colorado to see our sons, wives and grand- 
children — 11 and one on the way in Nov. 
Both of our boys live there now. Tom, our 
youngest, moved there from Ventura two 
years ago. At least they are both in the same 
vicinity of each other. Last Christmas we 
were caught in the blizzard in Denver. Quite 
a shock from sunny S. Calif. It reminded me 
of the winters at GDA trudging through the 
snow. Life is good; both my wife and I are 
in good health. We have lived in S. Calif, for 
the last 50 years and really enjoy the climate 
and location ocean and mountains all close 
by. If we could only get some rain it would 
be a perfect spot. The picture is from 
Christmas 2006. Only the oldest grand- 
daughter was absent." 

Class of 1950 

Alan F Flynn,Jr. 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth,MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-6482 

multileam @hotmail. com 

Several items of interest occurred after 
our last deadline. I had given you a date in 
mid-January because Emi and I were off to 
visit Vietnam and Cambodia. Our group of 
24 began the tour in Hanoi and within a few 
days we began to realize that there was a 
GDA connection. One member had gradu- 
ated in the 1960s, another had a son gradu- 
ating in '07 (we saw them both at the 
Reunion) and a couple from NH had a son 
graduate. Five of us in a total of 24, in that 
distant part of the world, was astonishing. 

Tim Greene received an email from 
Willy Nordwind in May explaining his in- 
ability to attend Dave Yesair's memorial 
service or the reunion. Willy has a kidney 
problem which requires dialysis three times a 
week and makes travel impossible. You may 
remember Willy being from Kalamazoo. He 
now resides in Arizona and represents that 
state as a member of the Taxpayer Advocacy 
Panel. That group of 100 works with the 
IRS to resolve problems that arise in the ad- 
ministration of federal tax laws. If you have 
any tax issues, just contact Willy. He and 
Thekla have 1 1 grandchildren. "We feel for- 
tunate to be so blessed." Willy sent a gift to 
the Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund in Dave 
Yesair's memory The sad news of Jack 
Little's passing in mid-May came from sev- 
eral sources. His obituary included his atten- 
dance at GDA, Harvard and the University 
of North Carolina, service with the U.S. 
Army in Korea, a 30-year career in sales and 
management with the Vick Chemical Co., 
and numerous community and civic service 
organizations. His retirement years were 
spent in Cape Carteret, N.C. Jack will be 
greatly missed by his GDA classmates. A cel- 
ebration of the life of Dr. David W. Yesair 
was held in the chapel of The Governor's 
Academy on May 19, 2007. In attendance 
were Marc am Rhein, who spoke during 
the service and sang with the vocal group 
organized by Tim Greene, Bob and Diane 
Cushman and Alan Flynn. 

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Dave Esty's 75th birthday party. 

The Graduation and Reunion edition 
of The Archon included at least two pictures 
with Class of 1950 attendees. George 
Tulloch made the back cover in the upper 
left corner and several of us were in the Old 
Guard picture, lower left. From Rick 
Greenwood came the following message. 
"Sorry I had to give up the reunion plan for 
'07. A medical problem made it necessary to 
cancel at the last minute. I did talk with 
Moose Hershey, who was kind enough to 
call, and did send a contribution for the din- 
ner expense. Hope to make the next one. 
Sad news about Buster. What a great guy." 
Tim Greene had lunch with Lin Starbird 
in Marblehead during July. An email from 
George Tulloch reported, "Not much going 
on here, spent two weeks on the southern 
end of Galveston Island with two kids, wives 
and six grandchildren. Water was warm, 
shelling plus golf kept the young ones 
entertained. We may try it again next year." 
Dave Esty says, "All's well up here in heav- 
en... Northern Vermont." Then he called 
'"50 the classiest of classes." Dave sent along 
some great pictures which I have passed on 
to Sandy Keyes at the Academy. They in- 
cluded, 'Esty gives a ski lesson,' and 'Esty's 
surprise 75th birthday party' "engineered by 
Betsy and a bunch ofVermont woodchucks." 
According to Dave, "Life is what happens 
when you're busy planning something else." 
Also, taken in NH in July, a great shot of 
Don Bishop and Dave with Jack Ragle. 
The cards from Dick Patton are always ex- 

citing. This one 'was no exception. "A cou- 
ple of months ago, my intelligence was as 
bright as a dim bulb as through pure stupid- 
ity I crashed and burned on my bike. The 
bike was OK, but I ended up in the meat 
wagon with a broken hip. With the aid of 
crazy glue and a pin, they got it back togeth- 
er again and, aside from a couple of months 
of rehab, the opening of ski season still looks 
good. All is well here and we plan to do the 
Panama Canal after the first of the year. May 
the ranks not thin in 2008." 

Tom Harris has been retired asV.P. of a 
sporting goods manufacturing company in 
the Los Angeles area for the past ten years. 
"We now live winters in Palm Desert and 
summer at Big Bear Lake. Recent foreign 
travel includes a cruise up the Danube River 
and touring in Southern Japan. The next trip 
v^ill be to China, 'where my son now works." 
Having lived some years in Japan, I hope to 
see Tom at our 2010 reunion. Bob Comey 
says, "Sorry to have missed the reunion. I am 
writing from sunny, cool Maine, a welcome 
respite from 100-degree plus days in North 
Carolina. Heading for Europe in September. 
Stops include Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest and 
Prague." A call from Charlie Bowen indi- 
cated that he and Calvine had spent most of 
the summer at their cottage in Canada with 
their youngest daughter and grandchildren. 
Great weather. They're leaving September 

Bishop and Esty take Jack Ragle out to 
dinner, Lebanon, New Hampshire. 

8th for London and then embark on a three- 
week cruise along the coasts of France, 
Portugal and Morocco to the Canary Islands. 
Mai Robertson's card arrived just in time. 
"Sorry we missed the mini-reunion. The 
house was suddenly sold on the day we were 
leaving. Bedlam." (Willy Nordwind's email 
had mentioned keeping in touch with Mai 
and the difficulty of selling the house in the 
current market.) "More genealogy: Nathan 
Robertson —Great grandfather, number 4 — 
born 1752 near Fredrick, MD Served in 
Revolutionary War, crossed the mountains 
via Cumberland Gap. Settled in Paris, KY 
area, good friend of Daniel Boone. Moved to 
Southern IN in 1799 as part of George 
Rogers Clarke's Grant. Built first Methodist 
Church in IN in 1803. Amazing what you 
can find out 'with research and internet." 

Everyone should know that Tim 
Greene has recently purchased his first new 
car in 30 years, a Nissan Ultima. It is a high- 
tech, environmentally friendly vehicle, ac- 
cording to Tim. Ask him about it. Emi and 
I (Alan Flynn) are leaving on September 
10th to visit friends in Bavaria. We'll stop in 
Dublin en-route and then will drive with 
them to Zermatt, Mt. Blanc and several of 
the lakes in Northern Italy. We, like the 
Comeys, are optimistic that both the Red 
Sox and the Indians will still be leading their 
divisions when we get back. 

Esty gives a ski lesson. 

58 The Archo 

Fall 2007 

Ed Stockwell '51 and Willow and 
Killian Socha. 

195 1 

Dave Powers '52 rides with daughter Jen in his newly restored 1952 Willys M-38 jeep. 

Class ofl951 

Ted Barrows HI 

4 1 Ridge Road 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

Dave Bullock writes, "It may be hard 
to find 'the nearest mailbox' these days, as I 
do tend to 'drop' stuff enroute." He further 
states, that retirement lifestyle reminds him of 
the validity of the old saying: 'You never get 
a day off from retirement.' And 'Time flies 
when you're having fun.' Bob Louttit an- 
nounces that as of March 2, he and Carol 
have been married for 50 years. At summer's 
end, they returned to Barrington from their 
seven-bedroom house on Block Island. 
Always a reliable news provider, Dave Pope 
says that he and Woddie "enjoyed just being 
at the beach this summer - no traveling." He 
adds that "Yogi" Wenz called on his way to 
Maine, but did not have time to stop. The 
Popes will be going to Florida in late fall to 
seeYo and Ken Bistany "prior to the start of 
the skiing season." He proudly states, "Busy 
with family activities which are ever chang- 
ing with 10 grandchildren." A brief note 
from Jim White said, "This summer has 
been just like last summer. Very quiet. I have 
talked a couple of times recently with 
Chuck Hussey who has returned to his 
'roots,' now living in Kittery, Maine." Ed 
Stockwell sent a photo taken this past sum- 
mer at Plum Island with his two grand- 
daughters, Willow and Killian Socha. Philip 

"Bump" Hadley sent his new address, 3 W. 
Seneca Circle, Genesco, NY 14454. 

Jackie and I (Ted Barrows) still reside 
in beautiful Bristol, RI. My partners, one of 
whom is my son Reg, and I started a new 
company, Bristol BioSciences last year, and 
before year end '07 will be launching a num- 
ber of all natural skin care products we have 



Class or 1952 

Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

5 Independence Way Apt C 

Marblehead, MA 01945-4659 

(781) 631-4785 

therevfehjr@comcast. net 

Noble Smith reports, "Good 
Afternoon, Dr. and Rev. Huntress. The Dr. 
is to recognize your decades of service to the 
class of '52; the Rev. for your continuance of 
the work that Rev. Roy Murray performed 
at Saint Michael's Church during my 
younger days back in the late 30s and early 
40s in Marblehead. Bertie and I just finished 
renovating and restoring the Maine camp 
(cottage) that we purchased last year and it is 
now a year-round home that is currently on 
the market. Before the end of the summer 
10 of our 12 grandchildren and all of our six 
children will have been to Harpswell, in- 
cluding one daughter and granddaughter 
who reside in Australia. The athletic activi- 

ties are many and varied, from hotdogging, 
to fishing, to golf and to a host of other sport 
endeavors. We participate, but it is sure nice 
to get in bed early even though everyone 
else wants to play table games, start jigsaw 
puzzles, and paint pictures of the day's hap- 
penings. Sorry to miss the reunion, but en- 
joyed reading about it in The Archon. That 
is quite a picture of the 'Old Guard' - I rec- 
ognized a few, but not many. My good 
friend Jim Knott '47, is constantly nagging 
me to attend at least one reunion before I am 
bedridden. Be of good cheer and stay well 
for our 60th and beyond." Barry Gately 
continues to be involved with the Challenge 
Cup for young golfers in Rhode Island. This 
is the tournament where someone receives 
the Gately Trophy for a first-place finish. 
Hey, check out Guy Tudor's latest publica- 
tion on his nature series; this time he has ex- 
plored the butterfly world and has published 
his research with the book, Butterflies of the 
East Coast, which he has sent along to 
(Frank) and which I intend to place in the 
GDA library with his other publications. 
Guy will be 'out in the field' during our re- 
union, but maybe an old barn owl will lure 
him this way to take on for auld times a 
'Tudoe-Mehafly' bird walk... complete with 
a cigarette!!! Keep publishing, dear friend, 
and we shall plot your course in the world to 
keep in touch..." 

Guy also remembers the Agawam Diner 
in Rowley, MA as having the best diner food 

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and of course those wonderful desserts. 
Richard Ruthmund says, "This is only to 
thank you for your cordial attention, good 
company and hospitality at TGA on June 8. 
You made my all too brief visit for more en- 
joyable than it otherwise would have been. I 
truly enjoyed chatting with Dirk Owens, 
Sabu, Jake Bowden, Erb and his wife, and 
Don Rice - the inimitable. Amazing to see 
the advances at the school. There's so much 
to do that I wonder how the kids fit study- 
ing in. I reviewed the Boston Magazine 
rankings, the list of colleges for the 2007 
graduates and find a diversity of amazing 
proportions. Colleges make the decisions on 
bases that are far different than when Ted 
told you you were going to Colby and me, 
Harvard. I believe it was better then, and 
certainly, prep schools had a leg up they no 
longer seem to enjoy. But, what do I know. 
I like Marty Doggett. Seems like a solid type 
with the broad shoulders that job requires. 
Before we all fade off into the ethers of time 
and space, I will try to get us together with 
Edity. Until then, again, my sincere thanks 
for a really fun time and for being the ex- 
traordinary class secretary that you are." 

Dick Marr recently attended the Red 
Sox Fantasy camp. Dick writes: "Fantasy 
camp was terrific. The swing is still there!" 
See photo below. 

Lefty Marr '53 and his wife Ginny at 
home in Fearrington, North Carolina. 


Class or 1953 
Need Secretary 

55ih Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 


Class of 1954 

John M. Nash 

6400 Gleason Court 

Edina,MN 55436-1848 

(952) 938-6169 

Dave Alven reports, "Kathy and I have 
happily retired in the Hilton Head, South 
Carolina area enjoying many new and some 
old friends and are doing a lot of traveling. 
Our door is always open to any Class of '54 
member who happens to be in these parts." 
Phil Bancroft wrote, "We took a trip this 
year that I can highly recommend: The 
Rhine River cruise from Amsterdam, on 
Brendan Tours, for nine days with interesting 
side-trips to the Maginot Line, Basel, Zurich 
and Lucerne, Switzerland." Dave Ellis up- 
dates that he and Marion visited their 
youngest daughter and family in Italy for a 
wonderful five weeks this summer. R. 
Linday McArthur reports from Portland, 
OR that life goes on but "is not too excit- 
ing." Paul Mundy dropped a note to say, "I 
retired just over eight years ago from the 
Cruise Travel business I started in 1970. Judy 
and I still travel a lot - in February, we will 
visit Australia, Japan, China, Thailand and 

Singapore, missing six weeks of winter in the 
UK." John Moyer writes, "Sandy and I have 
a granddaughter getting married in late 
August. We live in Cleveland, OH and have 
three children and six grandchildren." He has 
had back surgery and uses a walker or 
wheelchair to get around. 

Class Agent Dick Pew wrote an 'epis- 
tle' which I take the liberty to condense be- 
cause of space limitations. "I have enjoyed 
the past year as a member of the Alumni 
Council. I get to visit the campus regularly 
and interact with alumni and students. One 
of the highlights this spring was participating 
in a dinner with the senior class. I sat at a 
table of upbeat, intelligent, wonderfully di- 
verse young women. It was heartening to see 
such a fine group of young people graduat- 
ing from our school!" He adds that he will 
be attending the Memorial Service for 
Buster Navins later in September at the 
school. He is enjoying retirement and he and 
Julie travel, ski, bicycle, fly fish and have tak- 
en up golf. This Christmas season he will 
again -work for L.L.Bean, this year in the 
Freeport store. 

Gardiner White writes, "Sonja and I 
have been volunteers the last eight years with 
the American Cancer Society's Relay for 
Life program." Their team has raised over 
$400,000 in the eight years for cancer re- 
search. He also volunteers driving people to 
their cancer treatments. He continues to 
drive 'snow-birds' cars to Florida in October 
and November and then drives them back 
north in the spring. He made 12 trips last 
year. He and Sonja plan a trip to Norway 
June 2008. 

Dick Michelson reports: "The year 
2006 started with a couple-month western 
ski trip hitting a couple of dozen ski areas; 
Judy joined me for a week in Colorado. We 
spent some time/several visits with my 
daughter, Kary, as she underwent operations, 
chemo, for the breast cancer; it looks like she 
will beat it. This fall, Judy and I spent three 
and a half weeks in Zambia, Boenana and 
southern South Africa; two weeks safari in 
Butswama was very special; swimming in the 
Devils Pool on the rim ofVictoria Falls was 
exciting; and touring the southern tip of 
South Africa was enlightening. The day after 
we got home from Africa, Fulton Yancy 
called from Liberia." 

A personal note from your rookie class 

60 The Archon ee Fall 2007 

secretary John M. Nash: On August 1, 
2007, the main bridge connecting 
Minneapolis and St. Paul collapsed in to the 
Mississippi River. This was I-35W, the 
north/south route from Texas to Minnesota. 
It really shook the people of our state, and 
we are blessed that only 13 people died. It 
could have been much worse, especially as it 
happened at rush hour! I cross that bridge at 
least twice a month. Our son Tim was mar- 
ried on August 25th and Sharon and I have 
five grandchildren, all living within 20 min- 
utes of 'Nana and Papa.' Several of our class- 
mates have contributed to the Archive Fund 
that our class set up in 2004. It is a worthy 
cause to keep the history of the school 
'alive'. For those from our class who would 
like to update their classmates, send me an 
email and we'll include your notes next 
time. Thanks for your support. 


Class of 1955 

George O. Gardner III 

10 Winnatuxett Beach Road 

Mattapoisett, MA 02739 

(508) 758-6274 

David Hutt writes he has just pur- 
chased 23 acres of land on the Pecos River 
in New Mexico and plans to start a small 
family organic farm. Construction will be- 
gin in the spring and he will send pictures 
next year. 

Class of 1956 

James Dean, III 

P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 

(207) 384-9184 

Dick Ananian offers his condolences 
for the loss to the class of Latham Nichols. 
He remembers Latham as a very friendly, 
good guy. Dick and his wife have three 
grandchildren and two more expected this 
winter. Dick has retired but does some part 
time work as well as look after his grand- 
children. Dick's mother just passed away at 
the age of 96. She was a great cook for GDA 
visitors to the Ananian household. Jim 
Dean wishes to thank all classmates who 

wrote or called him concerning the sickness 
of his son. Jim had a fine harvest of hay, lum- 
ber and vegetables off his 1 0-acre farm this 
summer. Chuck Duncan writes that he is 
spending a wonderful summer in West 
Falmouth on Cape Cod boating and fishing. 
He looks forward to greeting classmates at 
the memorial service for Howard Navins on 
campus September 16. "Buster" was a big 
influence in bringing Chuck into teaching as 
a career. Joe MacLeod notes that he has big 
plans for travel after getting through the "mi- 
nor" hurdles of Carolyn retiring, selling his 
boat, fixing up and selling his house and 
buying a new boat. He has one grandchild 
of many living near enough by to have fun 
with. Gordon Martin mentions that he and 
Marilyn have had a happy summer in their 
home. He was very much saddened by the 
death of Latham Nichols. Tony Miller hap- 
pily announces that his daughter, Jane, just 
produced her second son recently. Tony and 
Susan now have four wonderful grandchil- 
dren to enjoy in their retirement. Tony's 
lovely house which some of the class enjoyed 
during the British Reunion was spared the 
devastating floods in July. 


Class of 1957 

Lyman A. Cousens, III 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 

(603) 796-6446 

lymancousens@comcast. net 

The Class of '57, "The Governor's 
Greatest," according to a recent survey of in- 
dependent voters in New Hampshire and 
Iowa, celebrated a truly spectacular 50th 
Reunion in June. Whereas for the 25th, 
30th, 35th, etc. Reunions, we were lucky to 
have five classmates, for the 50th we had 18, 
fifty percent of living graduates. It was great 
to have Judith and John Wichers traveling 
all the way from Scotland, and Class 
President Pete Cadigan all the way from 
Eugene, Oregon (home of the Ducks of 
course) . In addition, we were honored with 
the presence of Cindy and Ned Beebe, Pat 
and Mel Blake, Therese and Gene Buley, 
Linda and Skip Dickerson, Sandy and 
Geoff Fitts, Gale French, Susan and Bob 
Hicks, Charlene and Hank Laurelli, Jean 
and Obie Obetz, Tom Parker, Kathryn and 

Charlie Reed, Pam and Bucky Starbuck, 

Max Ule and the infamous "bus ticket trio," 
Pete Cunningham (and Marcia), Lymie 
Cousens (and Doris), and Michael 
Edgerton Tyler (Trio Captain). We all had 
a great time and the school really rolled out 
the red carpet for us. There were many 
highlights, but, for me, the hour spent on 
George Starbuck 's brand-new 59' yacht was 
special. And, of course, nobody had changed 
a bit! Sure . . . Some couldn't make it; Frank 
Gleason had surgery on his foot, Hardy 
Bedford became a grandfather, Howie 
Zuker (Zach Norman) was really busy and 
several others didn't believe us when we said 
it was going to be a terrific Reunion. A 
good time was had by all. 

Sad to note, however, the passing of two 
of our more popular classmates, Dave 
Andersen and Tom Chalfant. We missed 
them and another 11 classmates who went 
before them. God Bless! 

Johnny Wichers writes, "Good seeing 
you all again — and so recognizable! Some 
waist line expansion and some hair loss — but 
50 years is a long time and I must say you 
have all worn very well; it has to be some- 
thing to do with the diet, discipline and all 
the exercise we got at GDA. In my book, 
joint first prize for 'unchangedness' must go 
to Pete Cadigan and Ned Beebe. The only 
unrecognizable part was the campus, which 
has grown amazingly — what facilities! Sorry 
not to have seen the other guys - Bill 
George, Dave Andersen and Billy 
Mathews, in particular — no excuses for liv- 
ing too far away! A big 'Thank You' to 
Lymie Cousens for his sterling efforts to 
herd us all together and for his tireless work 
over the years!" 


Class of 1958 

Ralph E. Ardiffjr. 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923-2528 

(978) 774-3336 

rardiff@ardiffblake. com 

50th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

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class notes 

Don't forget our 50th Reunion in June. 
The dates are June 6, 7, 8, 2008. We all hope 
to see many of you there. 


Class of 1959 

Mirick Friend 

P.O. 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 

(603) 5 69-3212 

Bob Pouch writes that "Susan and I are 
doing just fine here in Irvington, NY and 
Bonita Springs, FL. About a year to go before 
retirement. We are still active in local hospi- 
tal work, the MS Society and the hectic 
NYC daily routine. Best wishes to every- 
body." And Walter Cannon says he is still 
working as a thoracic surgeon at Stanford. 
He is also co-director of operating rooms 
there. He now has two more grandkids - 
the total count is now seven. He placed 
eighth in the US Standard Class Soaring 
Championships last summer. He is presently 
restoring a 17-meter high performance glid- 
er which is great fun and very satisfying for 
him. His wife Irene has retired and he is 
planning to do the same next July. These are 
the only two missives I (Mirick Friend) re- 
ceived for this issue of The Archon. In the 
future please feel free to call me to fill me in 
on your activities or use e-mail. That is the 
easiest form to communicate with me. Just 
sit down and bang away at the keyboard for 
ten or 15 minutes and hit 'Send'. 


Class of 1960 

John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3838 

(978) 462-8149 

I heard from Chris Prewitt in June that 
their new email address is chrisandjillp@ya- Chris asks that you use his email 
address to inquire about renting their 
house, Buttonwood Hammock, in Hope 
Town (I assume Chris means in the Bahamas 
not Africa!) The phone number at the house 
is 1-242-366-0549. When it is rented, 
Chris and Jill live on their boat. Chris 
says that their Skype contact is Buttonwood 
Hammock and/or E. C. Prewitt. Chris writes 

that they have retired from 
Abaco Bahamas Charters 
after ten wonderful years, 
but you can still contact 
them at info@abacochar-, wwwabacochar- and 1-800-626- 
5690. Chris assures every- 
one that Jim and Judy 
Montgomery will take 
good care of you. 
Received some excellent 
news from Bill Tuxbury. 
Those "Day Boys" come 
through again! Bill sends 
along the following: "I 
completed a very successful 
interim management as- 
signment with Alcan in 
April and have almost 
completed the Honey-Do list accumulated 
after 15 months. Then hopefully on to an- 
other interim assignment. Edie and I just re- 
turned from a week in Tuscany, first real va- 
cation in a couple years. We had a great time. 
Stayed in Castelnouvo Berardenga, taking 
day trips to Siena, Florence, Chanti country 
and small towns south of us. Do those 
Italians drive fast! Very much enjoyed driv- 
ing the small 5-speed Fiat we rented. Edie is 
planning to retire next year after 10 years in 
the Orleans school system. We became 
grandparents for the first" time in Oct. 06 
when our son Jim and his wife Lorrin had a 
baby girl, Charlotte. A good excuse to trav- 
el more to MD where Jim and Lorrin are at- 
torneys in DC. Our oldest Kathy has taken 
a one-year assignment at the Baltimore 
Aquarium where she is getting more experi- 
ence with marine mammals. She has a DVM 
from Tufts. Susan remains in Providence 
where she works for Save the Bay, managing 
their eel grass restoration program. My 
brother Dick (Class of 1964) retired a few 
years ago from the Eastman Country Club 
where he had been the Golf Pro for over 25 
years. He and his wife, Joanne, have built a 
home in Homosassa, FL. They are spending 
this summer at their NH condo, which they 
(and I am sure others) are trying to sell in a 
difficult market. Dick is playing a lot more 
golf now that he is retired. My mother had 
a serious fall in Feb 2006. She has recovered 
but is wheelchair bound due to leg prob- 
lems. She is at a nursing home close to us on 
the Cape. She remains sharp and active there. 

Peter '60 and Eva Stonebraker at the top of 

Hurricane Pass. 

She does not seem to belong there but her 
inability to walk and thus fully care for her- 
self resulted in the decision. As a result, Dick 
and I have been fixing up the house in 
Newbury on Riverview Drive, preparing to 
rent it. We hope to have it on the rental 
market in October. If you learn of any one 
seeking home rentals, do let me know." 
Thanks, Bill, for the news... you may have 
saved my job for another year! Say hello to 
your Mom for me/us! I remember her well! 

Peter Stonebraker also rose to the oc- 
casion and sent exciting news. Go, Dayboys! 
Peter shares that in July he and his wife 
Eva and other family members traveled for 
their Annual Family Reunion in Boulder, 
Colorado and the Rocky Mountain National 
Park. Brothers Mike (GA - 61) and Dave 
(GA-66) and their families attended, as well 
as their own children (Katja and Eric), and 
their two grandchildren, Abraham and 
Eleanor, ages 5 and 3. Various groups partic- 
ipated in "mountain" climbs, golf, visits to 
working ranches, and fishing. Eva and Peter 
subsequently toured Northern New Mexico 
and Southern Colorado, following the 
Anasazi Indian Trail and visiting numerous 
Pueblo sites. They found the integration and 
collapse of these civilizations in the twelfth 
through fifteenth centuries to be a phenom- 
enally interesting, yet relatively little known, 
part of our history. They then visited their 
property in Teton Village, Wyoming, where 
they climbed and rested for a week, then 
spent four days backcountry hiking, climb- 
ing, and camping before returning to 

62 The Archon <** Fall 2007 

Chicago and work. The attached photo is of 
Peter and Eva on a relatively calm morning 
at the top of Hurricane Pass with the south- 
west face of the Grand Teton in the back- 

Bob Rimer sends news that he and his 
wife Paula will be visiting GDA for the 
next three years as his step-daughter, Hanna 
Bird, is joining the Class of 2010. Bob 
writes, "We 're all very excited about visiting 
Byfield and hopefully seeing old friends and 
making new ones." Bob goes on to say that 
Stuart, Florida has been their home for 26 
years and that visiting GDA in the fall will be 
a refreshing change. Don't forget, Bob, that 
the porch light is on for you at 266 High 
Street! Carl Youngman (yet another 
Dayboy!!!) writes that he and Joan continue 
to travel and enjoy their retirement period — 
Carl also describes it as their "march toward 
continuing deterioration." I don't know 
about Carl, but I can still do everything I did 
30 years ago... it may take a little more 
time... I think! My memory is as good as it 
was 30 years ago... it just is not as long! Carl 
states that having recently married off both 
of their children, they are enjoying welcom- 
ing their spouses in their lives. Carl recently 
joined the boards of two companies- both 
with revenues of half a billion, but golf, how- 
ever, remains his principal pastime. Way to 
keep that perspective, Carl! Brad Conant 
wrote saying that he couldn't have me lose 
my job because the benefits are so great! 
Attaboy, Brad! Brad's daughter has left her 
position as athletic director at Miss Porter's 
to pursue her doctorate at the University of 
Texas- Austin. Her goal has been to be an 
AD for a Division 2 or 3 college and this is 
what is necessary. Brad is excited that they 
will finally have a doctor in the family! 
Congratulations, Brad! Just don't expect her 
to take care of you medically in old age! 

Well, that's the news from the Class of 
'60 for the Class of '60. Yours truly, John 
Elwell, is still busy with consulting... work- 
ing this fall in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, 
and Brooklyn, New York. I worry about the 
future of our schools and our students as 
they are our legacy and we are not serving 
them well in many areas! I will save the soap 
box for another time. Just remember that 
the porch light is always on for you! And, 
take a few moments to remember our own 
Buster Navins who passed away in July. He 
made a difference in so many lives. 


Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. 

5311 Edlen Drive 

Dallas, TX 74220-2101 

(214) 987-3090 

tmercer@cerescap. net 

J. Stephen Sawyer 

202 South Fileys Road 

Dillshurg,PA 17019-9563 

(717) 432-2860 

stevesaw@comcast. net 

Since Steve Sawyer and I (Tom 
Mercer) are now alternating reports, my 
turn has now come around. Despite my 
threats to have Suave and/or the Panda deal 
harshly with those who didn't respond, the 
quantity of information garnered from class- 
mates this time was meager, but very wel- 
come. Perhaps the end of summer distract- 
ed the Class of '61. 

Jim Hunt says, "Kudos to all who wres- 
tled with the name change — must have been 
an enormous undertaking. And long over- 
due to my way of thinking. Now, one no 
longer starts smart and graduates dummer. 
What's in a name? The Governor's Academy 
is 'sweet.'" Phil Teuscher reports that he 
"bought a steam launch, Rum Hound, 30' 
length overall — she is over a hundred years 
old and in perfect order. The African Queen 
is a doughty sister in comparison. She, Rum 
Hound, steamed on Lake Winnipesauke, 
NH, all her life and now she is in Long 
Island Sound where I steam her and sail a 
wooden sloop as my fleet! This has been a 
lifetime fantasy that is now realized!! Polo is 
going swimmingly — I have excellent horses 
and my game has improved accordingly!" 
Phil apparently agrees that the volume of 
Class of '61 reporting over the years has been 
too scanty, because he closed with, "Yes, 
what is the matter with the Class of '61? I 
was thrown out of school by (Ted) Eames, 
deserved it, probably, but I still have an alle- 
giance to a source of positive influence in 
my life. Tell them to 'get on the stick'!" In 
addition he noted that George Hartman "is 
also a rabid steam enthusiast on Martha's 
Vineyard." I also heard from Dick Snowden, 
who writes, "Daughter Ashley was married 
in June. She and husband, Elliott Blanchard, 
are living in NYC. Spent August in 
Nantucket finishing home renovation." 

For the last year or so I have been work- 
ing on proving that 'you can take the boy out 
of New England, but you can't take New 
England out of the boy' Jan and I still live in 
Dallas but have recently bought a small place 
in Gloucester. Since moving to Texas 25 
years ago, we have always found a way to 
spend at least a couple of weeks in New 
England in the summertime. Now, with our 
sons all but out of the house and busy with 
their own lives, we can find a little more time 
to spend up north; so the purchase seemed a 
good idea; and it has proven to be so. We 
spent a good deal of time there this summer. 
We had forgotten, however, how relatively 
short the summers are and how quickly 
summer turns to fall in New England. In 
Texas the weather doesn't even begin to cool 
off until October. Having completed two 
terms as a Trustee of The St. Mark's School 
of Texas (where our boys went to school), I 
volunteered to serve on the GDA (TGA) 
Board; and I am now a member of that au- 
gust group. I am quite excited to become so 
intimately reengaged with the school which 
also happened to be my childhood home. 

Keep those cards and letters coming! 


Class of 1962 

Thomas S. Tobey 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

It was truly enjoyable going back to 
GDA (aka GA) for the 45th reunion in June. 
It put those who were there back in touch 
with a loyal group of classmates and this year 
with many of their wives. The most surpris- 
ing outcome from this weekend was the ex- 
pression of enthusiasm for, not the 45th that 
we were in fact attending, but more our 
forthcoming 50th in 2012. If we can all push 
aside the fact that some of us will be getting 
close to 70 at that time, there is a clear indi- 
cator that we are going to have a great 
turnout. I (Tom Tobey) know that Nils 
Bjork, Bob MacLaughlin and I will be 
running in the annual pie race. Anyone else 
interested? Get in shape. A very special treat 
for me this year was staying in Manchester, 
MA with Jim and Sharon Deveney.Jim, a 
long time Alumni Trustee and stalwart on 
many Academy athletic teams, treated me to 

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a tour of the area, something that was a great 
gift 49 years since matriculation as a fresh- 
man. Another exciting highlight of this 
year's reunion was the turnout of spouses 
who showed up: Alice Machinist, Carol 
Durfee, Patty Johnson, Ellen Jameson, Ellen 
Snyder and Maureen Nicholson (McNalley). 
We had a short business meeting and laid the 
foundation for what should be a great 50th 
which will surely include all significant oth- 
ers. The weekend was topped off with a vis- 
it to Bob MacLaughlin in his fantastic 
pondside cottage in Warren, ME. Bob was 
Down East providing some much needed 
and appreciated support of his friend, Susan 
Reidel-Smith, who was recovering from 
some nasty throat surgery. Bob logged in 
that he will indeed attend the 50th. A 
broadcast email followed up with many per- 
sonal appeals gave me the opportunity to 
touch base with many of you who were un- 
able to steal away for the event. Rhodie and 
Andy Whittemore had a great sailing trip 
Down East for three weeks in June. A brief 
email upon their return is ample testimony. 
"We had the best time ever... three weeks 
down-east with only one morning en- 
shrouded in the grey lady and one brisk pas- 
sage down Eggemoggan Reach with 35-40 
knots on a beam reach! Life is good!" I un- 
derstand that there was a wedding of one of 
the Navins' grandchildren the same day. 
Reasonably good excuse. Congratulations to 

A surprise, "handwritten" postcard ar- 
rived this week from Darrel Hamric who 
lives in Austin. He has recently retired from 
many years with the U.S. Post Office. 
Congratulations and thanks to him for a 
service well appreciated by all of us. Darrel 
reports that he "will" be at the 50th in 2012. 
Another recent retiree from academics from 
our ranks is Rob Michel who has worked as 
an archivist for many years at McGill 
University. Ray Bird is recovering from by- 
pass heart surgery in Maine. Ray was absent 
at the 45th due to surgery just days before. 
He took the summer off, but is headed back 
to work with Bank of America where he has 
worked for the last 30 years. Ray and his 
wife, Joan, will be hosting a daughter's wed- 
ding near the end of September on 
Diamond Island in Maine. What a great ven- 
ue. Best wishes to the happy couple. 

While drumming my fingers in hopes 

TomTobey and members of the Class of 1962. 

of coming up with new ideas for this col- 
umn I decided to make contact with some- 
one who represents a place of honor for our 
class. I called upVal Wilkie to see how he was 
coming along. He has been the Executive 
Director of the Sid Richardson Foundation 
in Fort Worth for more than 34 years. Val lost 
his wife, Donna, a few years ago. He report- 
ed that he now very much enjoys his dogs 
which are the source of great joy at this time. 
This year's reunion brought news that Peter 
Machinist was still getting great satisfaction 
from his teaching at Harvard. Peter is cur- 
rently teaching a course with a colleague on 
Athens and Jerusalem. The course explores 
topics relating to the issue of self and other 
in Classical Greek Literature and the litera- 
ture of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. In 
addition, although inclusive in his other 
work, Peter is a Freshman Advisor. With the 
help of Peter and Sandy Keyes in the 
Academy office I learned that one of Peter's 
advisees this year is the recipient of the 2007 
Morse Flag as well as the Hilton Cup as the 
ranking scholar in the class, Allan Bradley, 
son of Academy chemistry teacher Fontaine 
Bradley.This young man is only the seventh 
double winner of these top honors. Wow! 
Colin Studds, still residing in Cohasset, 
MA has recovered from a fall where he 
broke the ball of his hip. Ouch! He has been 
diligently going to the gym to get back into 
fighting form. Sounds like he should be 
ready to skate soon! Colin's wife, MaryLou, 
also reported that sons Colin Jr. and Tyler are 
well on their way in their chosen careers. 
Colin, 35, is finishing a PhD in conservation 
biology at University of Maryland, while 
Tyler is a mast woodworker and cabinet 
maker on Nantucket. It appears after a mis- 

step that life is good in the Studds' house- 

Ted Moore is still involved in 
Anchorage in cross country challenges. He 
and his wife, Ginny, are hard at their work 
with environmental issues and septic 
systems. I was reading an online article the 
other day about fisheries and cleanup on the 
Kenai Peninsula/Cook Inlet in Alaska and 
spotted Ted and Ginny's names in the list 
of volunteers. They are also enjoying two 
grandchildren who live relatively nearby 
and in Homer, Alaska. From my perspective, 
anything in Alaska is closer than anywhere 
else in the US. It is clear they are now blue 
blood Alaskans. We hope to entice them to 
make a trip south to celebrate the 50th with 
all of us in 20 12. There is lots of time to plan 

Also in attendance at reunion 'was Bob 
Snyder and his wife Ellen, well tanned from 
a relaxing spring in the Caribbean. Also in 
attendance were Tim McNalley and signif- 
icant other, Maureen Nicholson, Howard 
Durfee and his wife, Carol, Ben Jameson 
and wife, Ellen, Mark Johnson and wife, 
Patty. Mark and Patty were gearing up for 
some long awaited traveling as they have 
both decided to hang up the professional 
spikes recently. John Tarbell reports that he 
is getting "virtually saddle sore" from the 
hours he is spending going to horse shows. 
Don't get me wrong, John and wife Anne are 
thrilled with their daughter's involvement 
and interest in horses. Surely being the 
cheering squad for budding equestrian, 
teenage daughter Liza, will keep Anne and 
John limber and youthful for years to come. 
John continues with his 'work as a partner at 

64 TheArchon «* Fall 2007 

DHR International in New York. Drawing 
on his years of close advisory relationships 
with his former banking clients, John estab- 
lishes a partnership working approach with 
his search clients, first achieving an in-depth 
understanding and appreciation for the 
client's business objectives, culture and com- 
petitive operating segment. Working closely 
with the hiring manager, John seeks not only 
to find the ideal candidate for the position's 
current requirements, but also a candidate 
who can contribute to the management 
team's future growth and successes. 

My wife Karen and I had a wonderful 
trip to the East in June when I zipped up to 
GDA and had a brief visit with Bob 
MacLaughlin in Maine, a family wedding in 
Princeton, NJ, and our 35th wedding an- 
niversary. The highlight of the summer for us 
was the arrival of our first grandchild, Alita 
Tobey Saenz, to this world. We are fortunate 
to live but a few miles away in Palo Alto so 
we will have the chance to watch her grow 
while we take on the role of grandparents. 
Sad news to report is the recent death of 
Carol Agnew, wife of Hamilton Agnew. 
Many of you may remember meeting Carol 
at the 40th reunion. She and Ham were 
there for the entire weekend. I spoke with 
Ham recently. He has heard from many 
friends and was very appreciative of the sym- 
pathies extended by all. She will certainly be 
missed. There is no doubt that there are oth- 
er bits that should be included in this issue 
that were unknown to me at press time. 
Please fill me in on what was left out or 
should be included in the next issue. If the 
response to this entreaty yields "must print" 
I will promise to send out an EXTRA and 
share it with all before the next Archon. 
Until then, all the best. 


Need Secretary 

45th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

Ckss of 1964 

Peter C. Thomas 

600 Warren Road, 

Apt. 3-2F 

Ithaca, NY 14850 

(607) 257-2370 


Tom Gregg writes, "I 
forgot to mention that a 
year ago (or maybe two 
years — old age, you know, 
can't remember well!) I 
was on duty in my real es- 
tate office, and this couple 
calls to see some houses. It took us a full day 
and a half to recognize each other, but lo and 
behold, Cam Barr '63 and his lovely wife 
Carol were letting me show them houses in 
Williamsburg, VA! So, I sold them one, and 
my wife Kris and I have become fast friends 
with the Barrs! In fact, the picture enclosed 
is of Cameron and me shooting 'sporting 
clays' together, as we do weekly! Small 
world, isn't it! My son Chris is still teaching 
Physics and AP Physics in Brookline, MA, 
and I am going to be a first time grandfather 
in October, courtesy of my daughter Tory 
and son-in-law Karl! Tory is going to be 
head of Pediatric Orthopedics at MCV 
Hospital in Richmond, VA starting in August. 
Take care! "Joe Stevens reports, "My daugh- 
ter will be attending George Mason School 
of Law in the fall, on public policy dual de- 
gree program. I am running a 
workers' comp consulting business for 
large hotels and manufacturing companies, 
and playing in two Softball leagues. Go Red 
Sox." Gerard Vaughan says, "Have been 
mostly busy spending time with my wife 
Sandy, who has been fighting cancer for 
eight years. This past Wednesday, 9/5/07, she 
died in my arms. We have been married for 
48 years and known each other since we 
were seven years old. Difficult to compre- 
hend not having her with me anymore. 
Regards to all my GDA friends." 


Class of 1965 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

6766B Del Playa Drive 

Ha Vista, CA 93117-4910 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci. ucsb. edu 

Tom Gregg '64 and Cam Barr '63 shooting clays. 

Many thanks to our classmates who 
submitted their news this time. On a person- 
al note, after moving into a great new space 
last year where I (Ken Linberg) can enter- 
tain visitors, I lured Chester Parasco to 
Santa Barbara for his debut in California and 
we had a great two weeks enjoying the cen- 
tral and southern coast, including a very 
pleasant dinner with Craig and Judy 
Johnson. Fellow Southlander Peter Imber 
catches us up on his activities: "Turning 60 
hasn't been a bad thing but I was sort of ex- 
pecting that some more of those senior dis- 
counts would start kicking in. I am still 
working as a producer for ABC News and 
still based in Los Angeles. I've had a nice run 
as a journalist- 24 years with ABC. I'm look- 
ing for a way out now. Too young to retire 
and too old to keep doing what I do. And 
does anybody else feel like me that our baby 
boomer generation is being marginalized in 
the workplace? In my job I know that it is 
even getting harder and harder to sell ideas 
for stories that are about us. For instance, this 
summer marks the 40th anniversary of the 
Summer of Love and the Monterey Pop 
Festival. I wanted to do a piece about that 
and lined up Rolling Stone's first staff pho- 
tographer and his great pictures from that 
time. Worthy commemoration I thought. 
Couldn't get any broadcast at ABC News in- 
terested. But if that's my biggest complaint 
about my life then I know I should keep my 
mouth shut. I'm still able to enjoy golf and 
walk the course. I have a son in college who, 
on occasion, will do things with me and a 
girlfriend who is absolutely the greatest. On 
my 60th birthday she surprised me by ar- 
ranging to have my two best friends from 
growing up in Reading, PA fly out here to 

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spend the weekend. I am one lucky guy." 
Indeed! Great to hear from you, Peter, and 
perhaps we'll get to see you on one of your 
jaunts up here to Santa Barbara. 

Also chiming in from his haunts in 
Utah was D wight Nicholson who wrote, "I 
haven't written recently, so I thought I 
would bring you up to date. Last year I fi- 
nally got to ski tour the Haute Route. The 
tour is a classic. Starting in Chamonix, we 
skied six days, staying at alpine huts, and end- 
ed in Zermatt. We had a small group and 
great weather, even with some April powder 
snow on a north exposure. We are in the 
process of building a house in Pt. Townsend, 
Washington. We plan to move next year. 
After 36 years in the high desert, we have de- 
cided we need an ocean fix. It will also make 
it harder for our kids to move back home. 
An aside: Our youngest son, Brendan, is a 
graphic artist for the University of Utah 
Genetics Department web page 'The 
Learning Center'. He does the animation 
for the site and seems to really like working 
with the researchers. You may have seen the 
site. Also, I think you have mentioned that 
your work has sometimes brought you to the 
University of Utah. Please give us a call if 
you come this way again in the next year. 
We live very close to the university and 
would I like to see you, take you to dinner, 
etc." Thanks, Dwight! There is a chance I'll 
get to Utah before you move, and of so, it 
would be great to get together! Also check- 
ing in again is Al Chase who submitted "a 
few random thoughts and updates." He 
wrote, "In January of this year, I launched my 
own executive search practice in Cambridge, 
MA - White Rhino Partners. The focus is a 
very unusual and narrow one - helping 
client companies to find and to hire senior 
executives who are outstanding leaders. 
Many of these business leaders are West Point 
or Annapolis graduates with MBAs from 
top-tier programs like Harvard Business 
School, Wharton, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, 
Dartmouth Tuck, etc. I have organized and 
am set to embark upon a mini-family re- 
union set around a cruise from Seattle to 
Alaska. Among those meeting in Seattle will 
be my third son, Tim '99. Tim currently 
makes his home in Krakow, Poland. The 
news of Buster Navins' passing triggered a 
whole series of pleasant memories of what a 
great teacher and mentor he was - along 
with the rest of the incredible cast of Old 

Ford Schumann '66, Peter Bragdon and Mare Schumann with 

bread and memorabilia. 

Guard masters we were privileged to sit un- 
der. Buster pulled off the impossible: he 
made learning Latin fun! I remember him 
giving us all Roman nicknames. Nick 
Appolonio became Appian Way'. I can hear 
Buster's voice like it was yesterday: 'App, get 
out of your nose and read us the third para- 
graph from today's section of the Gallic 
Wars.' Buster's 'all-or-nothing' vocabulary 
quizzes were legendary. 'Boys, you know I 
usually give you a little 'quizzical' to start off 
the class. Well, today's examination will be a 
bit more substantial, so we can't really call it 
a 'quizzical.' I guess we'll have to call is a 'tes- 
tical'!' We were blessed to have such teach- 
ers - who passed on not only their knowl- 
edge but their wisdom, passion and human- 
ity. What a legacy! I plan to be at the memo- 
rial service on September 16." 


Class of 1966 

James Connolly 

P.O. Box 332 

Newburyport, MA 01950-2646 

(978) 465-3331 

Like the rest of the class, I (James 
Connolly) was saddened by the death of 
Peter Navins' father, Howard J. "Buster" 
Navins '31. Last weekend I attended a me- 
morial service at the Moseley Chapel, which 
was filled to capacity with family, friends, and 
former students who came to pay their re- 
spects. Peter read the first part of a respon- 
sorial Psalm 23. There were moving remi- 
niscences by friends and family. Of course, 

we all have our own memories. I remember 
the seemingly effortless way he could calm 
down a class full of obstreperous adolescents 
by the simple admonition "Settle down, 
boys!" And I have always taken care to avoid 
the common error he warned us against of 
returning to school many years later and 
misquoting the opening lines of De Bello 
Gallico, "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes 
tres" as "Gallia est omnia divisa." Of course, 
he will remain with us always. 

David Holmes emailed from Kentucky 
that he and his wife, Sharon, are currently 
empty nesters. His son Alex is now attend- 
ing Curry College in Milton and learning 
what it's like to be a Red Sox Fan. His son 
Brian is a freshman at the College of 
Wooster. David also noted that Buster was 
his favorite teacher. Since 2002, Tim 
Keeney has been Deputy Assistant Secretary 
of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere 
where he works on environmental policy, 
strategic planning and program analysis. He 
is presently working on the Coral ReefTask 
Force, which meets a few times a year. The 
Coral Reef Conservation Program supports 
effective management and sound science to 
preserve, sustain, and restore valuable coral 
reef ecosystems. Tim is in Washington dur- 
ing the week and home in Connecticut for 
the weekends. Tim spent 32 years as a Navy 
Seal, with three-and-a-half of them on active 
duty. His daily swim buddy during his six- 
month training period was Jesse Ventura, 
who later became Jess "The Body" Ventura 
and then governor of Minnesota. Tim has 
five children, the youngest being seven. 
David Tinker is still practicing architecture 

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Jim Connolly's '66 daughter Camila '08 
in The Governor's Academy spring play, 


in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He recently 
returned from three weeks in Bolivia work- 
ing with Habitat For Humanity. David's son 
and daughter are both teachers. His son lives 
outside Philadelphia and his daughter re- 
mains in the Albuquerque area. David does 
a lot of skiing, often at Wolf Creek. 

In parting, I thought I would enclose a 
photo from the spring play, Marat-Sade. I 
copied it from the Academy website, so I as- 
sume the copyright is okay. It shows my 
daughter, Camila, practicing to be the next 
Michael Myers. This should keep you awake 
at night. 


Class of 1967 

Bennett H. Beach 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814-2335 

(301) 951-9643 

benjbeach @tws. org 

Cap Purinton wrapped up a 31 -year 
career as a planner at the Portsmouth Naval 
Shipyard on August 3 1 . There was a big par- 
ty at a microbrewery Cap is busy enough 
these days working on model boats. Bart 
and Paul Hemmerich spent two summer 
weeks in Norway hiking a fabulous trail 
from mid-country, high-plateau glaciers to a 
river leading down a steep gorge into the 
end of the country's longest fjord. Chuck 
Davis and Marna are now empty-nesters. 
Tyler left for Baja to do an 80-day NOLS 
(National Outdoor Leadership School) pro- 
gram, and in January he is off to Colorado 
College. Also back in school is Harper 
Follansbee, now in his 30th year of teach- 
ing. "I'm loving it more than ever, and learn- 

ing more about my craft everyday," he says. 
Harper is at Kingswood-Oxford, a day 
school with 600 students in grades 6-12 in 
West Hartford. Logan Scott Guittarr. That's 
the name of Rem Clark's first grandchild, 
born to his daughter Ashley on July 20. 
Wedding bells will be ringing in the Tar 
Heel State next spring for Anthony Gerard, 
who is marrying Frances Schultz ofTarboro, 
NC. Bill Haggerty heard some of those 
bells in Rehoboth, MA, in October, when 
his daughter, Erin, married Jesse Jamnik. The 
newlyweds live in Redlands, CA. Candace 
Taylor, oldest child of Tom Taylor, has com- 
pleted her degree at Columbia's School of 
Journalism and is now writing for New York 

In September, Edwin Beatty was in the 

mountains outside of Guadalajara for a com- 
bination retreat/workshop/vacation. He was 
wowed by the scenery and took part in the 
festivities surrounding Mexican 

Independence Day - September 16 in case 
you've forgotten. Jay Marsh listed a few of 
his 2007 highlights: staying in a villa in 
Praiano on Italy's Amalfi Coast; nighttime 
cruising during the summer in the Tartan 37 
on Lake Ouachita; sailboat racing in the 
spring and fall, and watching Darren 
McFadden of the University of Arkansas 
chase the Heisman Trophy In neighboring 
Oklahoma, Rick Jensen is OK. "Lots of rain 
has brought more hay than you could ever 
imagine," he wrote in September. "Such an 
abundance should affect the price, right? Did 
not happen! Production (fuel) costs and 
transportation are staggering. Our esteemed 
Senator Inhofe is still touting global warm- 
ing as a 'hoax.' We should feed him to the 
last polar bear." Harold Alfond Fenway Park 
in Oakland, Maine, is a replica of the famous 
structure onYawkey Way, named in honor of 
Bill Alfond's philanthropic father. On dedi- 
cation day, September 10, Bill threw the 
opening pitch to Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, 
Jr., while Governor Baldacci and other big 
shots watched. The park is for youth baseball 
leagues. Dawn and Alan Rothfeld are ad- 
justing to an empty nest; their oldest, 
Christine, has started at Loyola Law School. 
Alan was named Teacher of the Year at 
Claremont's Keck Graduate Institute for 
Applied Life Sciences. In September at 
Claremont College's football game against 
Puget Sound, there was a memorial service 
for Alan's son William who died suddenly in 
February of a brain aneurysm. Dawn and 

Alan have been moved by the ■widespread 
and continuing support from the college and 
William's legions of friends. 

Reid Pugh now holds the class's high- 
est appointed position: class agent. The 
teenage idol is now responsible for preserv- 
ing the class's vaunted philanthropic reputa- 
tion. "We hope the time required for this 
work will not jeopardize Reid's musical ca- 
reer," said Dan Morgan, a central player in 
the decision. "Before I could get my hands 
on him," said Reid, "he escaped to his office 
in China." Anne-Marie Laverty hopes to 
see Fred Burchsted, a research librarian at 
Harvard, during a January trip to the univer- 
sity to examine the records of the various 
railroaders' conventions that eventually re- 
sulted in the promulgation of the Standard 
Code of Operating Rules in 1887. Mardi and 
Rich Brayton had dinner with Fran and 
Lew Rumford last summer while in 
Washington to drop son Dan at Georgetown 
University for a six-week pre-college course 
in business. Son Whit is finishing college this 
fall and hopes to head down to LA and find 
a spot in the film industry. Rich has bought 
a Cape Dory 36 sailboat and is outfitting it 
for an extended cruise to Mexico sometime 
in the next two years. Bill Barnes partici- 
pated in the Marion to Bermuda race in 
June. "We were doing 'well until a wind shift 
and ended up finishing 13th out of 87 
boats," Bill reported. "But I had a great time 
sailing and then touring the island." The race 
occurs every two years. "Just wait 'til 2009," 
he said. In early September another of our 
many sailors, Roger Block, set off with Amy 
on a voyage from Newburyport to the 
Bahamas, aiming to arrive in mid- 
December. They are aboard Shango, a Pacific 
Seacraft 40, hull #2, built in 1996. Ray 
Huard did his traveling by Corvette, driving 
from Maine to Seattle by way of some na- 
tional parks. Then he took the coast route 
down to San Diego before heading his 'Vette 
back to Maine. He was on the road from ear- 
ly September to mid-October. 

Susan and Gardner Sisk are downsizing 
and have sold their Manchester, Mass. home. 
Two days of rafting Maine's Penobscot River 
in August was described as a "near-death ex- 
perience" by Jeff Harris who went into the 
water "more than once." He became a 
grandfather for the sixth time and finally has 
a granddaughter, Lily Marie. Two stalwarts 
from GDA's 1963 pony football team, 

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Jon Strater '67, volunteer assistant lacrosse coach at Portsmouth High School in 
New Hampshire, with members of the undefeated State Champs in June. 

Wayne Noel and Ward Westhafer, were 
on hand in September for the ISL season 
opener between the Governors and 
Middlesex. The home team won, 28-7, but 
Wayne and Ward felt that the margin could 
have been larger if the coach had agreed to 
use some of the plays created by Mr. Ogden 
and Mr. King. Wayne also made a pilgrimage 
to Cooperstown. 

Class of 1968 

Daniel C. Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062-1285 

(770) 977-3135 

dcl@dm-resources. com 

40th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8,2008 

Jim Rudolph was recently elected 
Chairman of the Anti-Defamation League's 
(ADL) New England Regional Board. ADL 
is one of the nation's premier civil rights/hu- 
man relations organizations. It fights racism, 
hatred and all forms of bigotry through pro- 

grams and services. ADL has 32 offices 
worldwide. Jim is also a member of the ADL 
National Executive Committee. 

Chris Page says, "My daughter, Sarah, 
was married to a great guy, Bill Olson, last 
Labor Day weekend (2005). It was a won- 
derful celebration. They live nearby us in 
Beverly. Hope to report soon that the first 
grandchild is on the way." 

Carl Berntsen keeps me informed that 
he is a paralegal legal assistant and enjoys 
running while enjoying life in Rye, New 
York. Rick Kaye-Schiess writes that when 
he called GDA to ask which Governor the 
new school name honored, the first response 
apparently was "I don't know." Then, after a 
thoughtful pause, "I think it was William 
Dummer." He, however, was a lieutenant 
governor. Rick states that as the past recedes 
with memory, he remains a graduate of 
Governor Dummer Academy. Ned 

Bennett informs me that he is still married 
after 34 years. He is still fishing on Cape 
Cod with his oldest son, has three married 
children and 1-1/4 (you figure it) grandchil- 
dren in Virginia. He has met Hal Levine's 
daughter who is "a breath of fresh air, very 
bright and self-confident" who does not 
mind talking to adults. Hal should be proud. 

Harry Kangis has taken two of his grand- 
children on a Williams College organized 
trip to the Galapagos Islands last August. He 
enjoyed it. 

Art Veasey writes that all is well in the 
Veasey household. Daughter Helen will be a 
senior at Proctor Academy this year. They 
took a father-daughter college road-trip to 
the Maryland- Virginia area last April and it 
was a terrific experience for him to observe 
the college admissions process. It seems 
much more strategic from both sides than in 
1968 and very informative. His son Bobby is 
a fieshman also at Proctor so he and Susan 
will be doing a lot of driving up Route 93 
to Andover, NH for athletic events and oth- 
er Proctor activities. Jim Rudolph invited 
him, Tommy Jacobs, Marc Tucker, Jay 
Worthen, Steve Robinson and C.E Spang 
to a Red Sox game in June. 'We dined in the 
State Street Pavillion at Fenway and saw a 
great game against the Nationals in Jim's ex- 
cellent sky-box seats. A great evening and 
great fun for all of us to be together again." 

This from Stephen B. Murphy - not to 

be confused with Stephen M. Murphy. "My 
note is the class news version of a talk show's 
often heard 'first-time caller, long-time lis- 
tener'. Well, here we go. I reside in northern 
Virginia, just to the west of Washington DC 
where I have been for 30 years plus now. I 
am the fortunate husband of a marvelous 
wife, Noel, and the father of two wondrous 
young women, Caitlin (20) and Corey (18). 
Caitlin will begin her second year at the 
Oberlin Conservatory of Music - she is a vi- 
olist, and Corey is building a career in cine- 
matography with a decided flair for film ed- 
iting. I am currently director of inside sales 
for a technology firm specializing in infor- 
mational asset security, compliance and reg- 
ulatory requirements such as SOX, GLBA, 
PCI and the like. Over the past several years 
I have led a few sales organizations, all tech- 
nology related, and have enjoyed every mo- 
ment of it. I hope to have the good fortune 
to continue in this line of work for years to 
come... and I had better with two kids work- 
ing in the arts. I've not been back to GDA 
but twice - the first was our 15th reunion 
and the second was in the fall of 1985 when 
Noel and I were wed in Moseley 
Chapel.. .GDA has been the start of many a 
good thing in my life. I look forward to at- 
tending our 40th reunion (Good God!) and 

68 Tlie Archc 

Fall 2007 

hope to see many of the Class of '68. I am 
grateful for the work you have done in keep- 
ing the class informed over the 
years... Though a very, very infrequent con- 
tributor I am nonetheless a dedicated reader 
of the class news. How I enjoy reading those 
familiar names, hearing about their lives and 
remembering all of us as such young men. 
Thank you very much for your dedication to 
these updates." 

From Will Black: "I have two things to 
say at this point. Firstly, as far as the new 
name for the school, I think we should all 
just let the issue rest, and accept this. Even 
though I had an aversion to it in the begin- 
ning, I think that 'The Governor's Academy' 
is just about as fitting as any new name could 
be. Also, I'm enjoying working with Ted 
Brooks reviving some of the songs we heard 
on the radio during the dorm years... 1966- 
1968. The nostalgia is very apparent when I 
listen and connect. It was for sure an inno- 
cent time in all of our lives." 

I (Dan Look) have had quite the sum- 
mer. My daughter got married in July dur- 
ing the only three days in Georgia for June, 
July and half of August where the tempera- 
ture was below 90°. We had all of our fam- 
ilies in for the wedding and had a wonderful 
time. I am in the process of opening a 
restaurant in 

the town of Canton, Georgia. Its website is It keeps us busy 
and it is a great deal of fun. The guest room 
is still available and now we can even feed 
you better. Keep in touch. 

Class of 1969 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840-3016 

(401) 849-5893 

Peter Wheeler writes that his son, 
Henry, will be applying to the Academy this 
fall. One of his daughters, Nina, is a senior at 
Miss Porter's while another daughter, Jesse, 
just graduated from U. of Colorado at 
Boulder. Pete says that he is still surfing 
and skiing the world as much as 
he can, and is president of Commonwealth 
Financial Network. Bill Cole sent a note 

that he is living in the Roaring 
Fork Valley of Colorado. He is selling scien- 
tifically advanced nutritional products 
( His email is get- He says that he is playing 
lots of music and is living with his fiancee, 
Sigi. Jim Bayley notes that his address has 
changed to 22 Common St., Watertown, 
MA 02472. Greg Wellman wrote a letter 
saying that he and his wife (of 33 years!) re- 
cently relocated to Huntersville, NC, just 
outside of Charlotte, to be closer to their 
children and parents. After working in the 
family textile business and other manufac- 
turing companies for nearly 25 years, Greg 
has become a business and software consult- 
ant, working now for Business Management 
International which is based in NYC. They 
have three grown children: Greg Jr. who is 
married with three children and works for 
Eastman Chemical, Jessica who recently 
graduated from Medical University of SC 
with a doctorate in Pharmacy and an MBA 
from the Citadel, and Lindsay who is a grad- 
uate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary 
Medicine, now living in the Atlanta area. I 
spent some time with Nat Follansbee in 
Newport where he was engaged as a con- 
sultant (Nat is President of Browning 
Associates) for the Academy's Board of 
Trustees weekend meetings in June. Two of 
Nat's children were living in Newport this 
summer so he had multiple reasons to be 
here. Tim Tenney has retired from his po- 
sition as Trustee and received a distinguished 
service award for the years he spent working 
on behalf of our old school. I will miss hav- 
ing him back on campus for our meetings. 

My middle daughter, Hope, just had her first 
child, so Jan and I have joined the ranks of 
grandparents. She and her husband live in 
Philadelphia where she is a teacher at 
Moorestown Friends School. My older 
daughter, Meredith, just got her MBA from 
Columbia and is working for Yahoo, and my 
son, Brooks, is working in NYC for WP 
Carey. Joe Lilly and his band, MYSTIX, cel- 
ebrated the release of their new CD, BLUE 
MORNING, at a release party at Johnny D's 
Uptown Restaurant and Music Club 
( in Somerville, MA on 
Saturday, October 13, 2007. The band has 
been busy performing this fall at many clubs. 
Check out the band's website (www.themys- 'with new information including a 
sample of the title cut from the new CD. 


Joe Lilly '69 and The Mystix. For 

concert listings and more photos log onto 

Class of 1910 

Terry E. Nolan 

4311 Briers Way 

Stone Mountain, GA 30083-6209 

nolan_t_e@hotmail. com 

First, in honor of the memory of 
Buster Navins, your influence will be felt for 

Of all these folks, the class secretary has 
only heard from the following five. Perhaps I 
will hear from more of you in time for the 
next Archon. 

The Fabulous Five: 

Stillman Davis, who resides in 
Gloucester, UK, responded via email most 
promptly upon hearing of my volunteering 
for the class secretary position: "Terry, this is 
a name from the past, and one that I haven't 
remembered from The Archon — though I 
may not have received every copy since leav- 
ing those august halls in 1970, and those 
shores in 1976. I have no great news, really, 
more of the 'latest trip to Dairy Queen' type. 
A wife, four Dalmatians presently (aged 1 1 , 
7, 4, 1.5 years), self-employment (freelance 
pre-press work - typesetting and some edit- 
ing - office administration and gardening), 
preaching at the parish church as an Anglican 
Reader (not ordained), dog shows, along 
with all the friends I have made through all 
that varied activity. Enjoy your year of Class 
Secretary. I trust Randy is well and his ab- 
sence is merely because he is traveling the 
world, or perhaps hiding away in a 

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class notes 

Class of 1971: John Clayman, Scott Seaver, Eric and Rick Nietsch, Steve Connolly, Barry Burlingham, Will Phippen outside the 

Spring Hill Tavern. 

monastery for a year's contemplation." 
Michael Franchot phoned in his update 
and shared some fond memories of proctor- 
ing in our senior year at GDA. Mike and his 
wife Marty continue to run a family business 
in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike's daughter is an 
undergraduate at University of Georgia. 
Mike and I promise to get together in 
Atlanta to share a meal and more memories 
very shortly. I remember proctoring to be 
more enlightening now than it was at the 
time. Bob Jaffe writes that he is performing 
in But for the Grace..., a play based upon the 
stories of Rhode Islanders facing hunger. 
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank, 
Trinity Repertory Company, playwright 
David Eliot and Bob joined forces to create 
a one-man play that tells the stories of peo- 
ple living in the community and facing 
hunger routinely. The play explains what life 
is like when a most basic need, the need for 
nourishment, cannot be met. Bob hopes to 
take the play on the road after its run in 
Rhode Island. 

William Tobey checked in as well. 
Bill writes that he is still living in Amherst, 
MA, where he maintains his law practice. Bill 
is still happily married to Marilyn, has two 
teenage daughters that are cross country 
runners. Bill is staying very active and re- 
porting that he continues to play piano, sings 
with an a capella group, plays volleyball as 
well as team squash. Like many of our class- 
mates, Bill and his family go mountain 
climbing every summer. Jeff Brown writes 
that he and his wife Patti are celebrating 
their 25 years of marriage. Jack Cutler and 
Jeff got together for a small dinner at a sum- 

mer evening on Lake Sunapee in New 
Hampshire, with Jeff writing that small ex- 
cursions above the Mason Dixon line help 
Jeff stay balanced using a small dose of 
Yankeeism to offset all the Southern 
Appalachian influences in his home of West 
Virginia. Jeff wishes everyone well. 

I (Terry Nolan) volunteered to serve 
duty as the class secretary after only 37 years 
of being missing in action from The 
Governor's Academy. After 25 years plus in 
the Armed Forces you would think I would 
know better than to volunteer for anything. 
My wife of 32 years, Ruby, and I have been 
living in Atlanta since 2000. Both our sons 
are now serving in the Armed Services (one 
USMC, the other USA) forces. Sad to say, 
they are spending much more time in Iraq 
than in the States. I am on the staff of the 
Georgia Institute of Technology working 
contently as and internal auditor. Our emp- 
ty nest at home should leave us the time to 
take nature hikes in the Appalachians, which 
we have postponed for the last few years. 
Perhaps we will run across some of you dur- 
ing our travels. Looking for good tips on 
where to camp. Also looking forward to 
hearing from the remaining 99 of you. Send 
me something to write about. 

Email me at 


Class of 1971 

fames S. Fleming 

9 Red Coat Lane 

Redding, CT 06896 

(203) 938-7922 

jfleming@sntg. com 

David Lampert 

8 Old Neck Road 

Manchester, MA 01944 

(978) 526-1167 

Peace be upon you my good and right- 
eous brethren, 

The Class of 1971 has been in touch 
with each other lately. Maybe because we're 
all grown up now with kids in and already 
out of high school and college or maybe be- 
cause we actually are refusing to grow up 
ourselves. Or maybe because we flash back 
to our time at GDA, a time when our presi- 
dent lied to us and the country was involved 
in a war nobody supported and we now 
sense deja vu... Or maybe because when 
James Brown died earlier this year we flashed 
back to when Mario Rivera (the Hawk !) 
was teaching us how to dance like James 
Brown while he played "Live at the Apollo!" 
in the dorm hallway. Speaking of Mario, I 
saw him in Fort Lauderdale last March. He 
has lived there since the early 1980s and has 
been raising a family. He has a son and 
daughter in college. I took a photo of us but 
regret it did not come out. He sends his 

70 TheArchon <» Fall 2007 

best to all saying to look him up when in 
South Florida. Ed Catlin writes, "I have 
three children — Andy who is 2 1 ; Jim who is 
18, and Betsy who is 17. Andy is in south 
Florida, working. Jim is winding up his 
summer as a counselor at Camp Winona and 
will be leaving for St. Michael's in Vermont 
for his freshman year (after he and I head to 
Belgrade for 18 holes next Wednesday) . He 
started at GDA and transferred to Gould 
Academy in Bethel, ME — the marshes in 
Byfield just didn't provide him the snow- 
boarding that he was looking for. Betsy ac- 
celerated high school and graduated in three 
years. She spent her first year at the 
American School in Switzerland and the 
next two years at Brunswick High. She has 
been accepted at Richmond College in 
London, is deferring for a year and is headed 
to Guatemala, Costa Rica and Honduras for 
a community service program. She's very 
fluent in Spanish — her roommates at TASIS 
were mostly Spanish-speaking — and also has 
completed French and Latin and has taken 
some Italian. I have been lawyering since 
1981 and have been divorced since 1994." 

From the law offices of John Capron in 
Kona, Hawaii comes this news: "I am actual- 
ly recording a CD myself here in Kona — all 
original tunes that I wrote over the past 25 
years. I am the lead vocalist and rhythm gui- 
tarist, my 17-year-old daughter Elizabeth 
plays bass, and my wife Rianne plays key- 
boards, backup vocals, and sings lead on a 
couple of tunes. Our drummer, Louis 
Pinault, is also Jesse Colin Young's drummer 
(Jesse lives in Kona part time). Hopefully, 
we'll get the CD mixed and mastered by the 
end of the year, but I can't promise any- 
thing... things move pretty slow here on the 
Big Island." I guess John has come a long 
way since playing with Russ Ethridge in the 
butt club. John finishes by saying "I saw your 
photo in The Archon, with Gig Barton, 
Steve Connelly and David Shove. All of 
you guys look great. I can't believe we're 
over 50. Things happened too fast. But I 
must say that I am 
grateful to be alive." 

Ken Markin 

writes from Lyons 
Colorado, "I have 
been happily married 
for 27 years and have 
two daughters. One is 
finishing a B.S. at Ken Markin '71 

Rick Nietsch '71, Joe Lilly '69 and John Clayman '71 at the Dolphin Striker in 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 

Colorado State and is about to go to the 
Culinary Institute in Hyde Park. The other 
girl is a grad student at Univ. of Denver. I 
worked for a bank in Chicago for most of 
my work life trading derivatives and curren- 
cies. After one too many mergers I opted out 
a few years ago and now live in Colorado 
near Boulder. I spend my time doing out- 
door things and look forward to many more 
years of the same." 

A group from 1971 got together in 
Portsmouth, N.H. to hear Joe Lilly's '69 
band "The Mystix." See photo. One class- 
mate who almost made it to this mini-re- 
union was Jeff Molitor who writes, "I work 
at Vanguard and have been there for 20 years. 
It is a great place, and I feel very lucky that I 
landed there. I have two girls, one is nearly 
25 and works in DC while the other is a 
junior at Middlebury. My contact with the 
class has been pretty limited. I did see Ed 
Catlin last year when I was at Bowdoin for 
a swim meet. I also see Rick Nietsch's 
mother but not Rick. She fives at the 'senior 
community' in Exeter, NH where my par- 
ents live. From Bellingham, Washington Jim 
Lourie writes, "My son is attending UCLA 
as a junior. My daughter is a lawyer in 
NYC. My wife and I just returned from our 
25th anniversary trip to Greece. I am paint- 
ing full time. My work can be seen at". I recom- 
mend you visit Jim's website. Chip McClure 
is CEO of giant auto parts maker 
ArvinMeritor of Troy, Michigan. An 
article about and interview with Chip ap- 

pears in this month's Institutional Investure 
Magazine and can be read on line. Michael 
Hoover is still in NYC managing the 
Excelsion Natural Resources fund for U.S. 
Trust, soon to be Bank of America. Alison is 
a freshman at Emory, Mary will be a junior 
at Deerfield, Hank an eighth grader at 
Eaglebrook and Peter at home in fifth grade. 

Janet still doing the am traffic control. 
Keep those cards and emails coming. 

■---::;.--■■ ■■ ..... 


Class of 1972 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 

(847) 549-8407 


■ Class of 1973 

Ian B. Chisholm 

140 Catkin Drive 

South Burlington, VT 05403-3002 

(802) 859-9331 

35th Class Reunion 

June 6,7,8,2008 

A lot of news to report from our class, 
as the pennant race starts to heat up in the 

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Members of The Class of 1971; Steve Connolly, Sandy and Will Phippen, 
Andy Nelson, Barry Burlingham, Eric and Rick Nietsch,John Clayman, Peter Alfond. 

AL East (when this issue hits the streets there 
may no longer be any pennant race). Chris 
Baker reports, "Robin '74 and I are still liv- 
ing in Exeter. I recently sold out of my old 
office and opened up a new small animal 
practice in Seabrook, N.H. (Old Town 
Animal Hospital 603-468-1900). Our kids 
are great, busy, healthy and hopefully happy. 
Meredith is 20, and a junior at Miami 
University, Ohio. Jessie is 18 and entering 
Siena College in NY State, and the 
youngest, Emily, is entering high school this 
year. Our aging yellow lab, Noah, died this 
summer and 'with kids all at camp right now 
it is pretty quiet around the house. We are 
going to Saratoga Springs next week for a 
little music and horse racing. If you hear 
from Tony and he still lives out there let me 
know how to get a hold of him. [I told Bake 
that I haven't been provided with any con- 
tact info for Tony. If anyone has it, please 

send it or Email it to me.] My book club is 
talking about a short trip to Montreal soon 
so I will try and call if we are stopping near 
South Burlington. I see Wyatt a lot, occa- 
sionally Adolph, Mark Hoffman, Jabo, 
Carol Salloway and a few others. I think 
that it would be fun to have Emails that 
'Reply to All' so we can have open conver- 
sations. I often wonder about various class- 
mates." If anyone is interested in joining a 
list like Bake has proposed, just Email me 
and I'll make it happen. 


Buck O'Leary writes, "Still 
California (S.E), here since 94'. Three chil- 
dren, William (19), John (17) and Hope (13). 
All doing well. Working for Morgan Stanley 
now 27 years. Some things don't change. 
Libby and I saw Phil Bouchard and his 
wife, Jill. They live in S.E as well." Mike 
Millikan writes, "I have lived in 

Peter Bragdon and Matt Heath visit with Peter Conway '72 in Chelmsford. 

Mechanicsburg, PA for all but about seven of 
the 29 years since I graduated from F&M in 
nearby Lancaster in 1978. 1 have worked for 
Xerox for most of those years in various sales 
management jobs. I also spent five years sell- 
ing sport fishing yachts and boats in Avalon, 
NJ. I am divorced and have a daughter, Kate, 
who lives with me and just graduated from 
high school. She is headed up to Penn State's 
main campus in State College in just a cou- 
ple of weeks. Any other PSU parents out 
there? I'm also heading back to school in the 
fall to start working on a M.Ed, in Training 
and Development. Other than that I play 
some golf, took up fly fishing. I coached soc- 
cer for many years, videoed field hockey 
games forever, and traveled to Mass. a couple 
times a year to visit my sister and her family 
in Beverly. I haven't taken a trip down the 
Amazon, but did travel to Dublin 
last year and loved it. Thanks for taking the 
time to send the letter out and please feel 
free to share my Email address as I would en- 
joy hearing from anyone." 

Kevin McKenna hasn't lost his keen 
sense of humor: "Ian, Interesting Email ad- 
dress, initials and weight." Although he also 
acknowledges that, "I try and convince my- 
self that the change in my body is the result 
of gravity's relentless efforts to pull me un- 
derground." Kevin is still the funniest guy 
I've ever met. Kevin's update, "Now for my 
brood. Owen graduated from Bowdoin in 
May and is going to graduate school (geo- 
science) at Boise State. Faye will be attend- 
ing Connecticut College this fall and will be 
running cross country and track. I coached 
them both in soccer until middle school and 
they both switched. Go figure. Diane, my 
charming bride of 29 years and 17 days, is 
practicing law. I am still wholesaling heating 
oil for Sprague Energy (19 years). Diane has 
a spacious two-room addition with a green- 
house/solarium and an office with custom 
cherry furniture and a nice bay window 
overlooking a marsh/state forest. I use a tiny 
fourth bedroom.You mentioned that you felt 
like you were trapped in a Dilbert cartoon. 
At this point in my professional career I 
think that I would find that comforting. My 
cartoon would be either The Far Side or the 
scribblings of Charles Manson." Kevin also 
reports that brother Brian lives on the Cape 
and plays golf 100+ times a year and is a 6 

72 Tlic Archon a- Fall 2007 

Jeff Grush's '73 golden retrievers, Ginger and her late sister Nutmeg. 

Tucker Reynolds writes, "This is es- 
sentially the first plea for an update in over 
25 years. WOW, Time flies!!! If I had waited 
any longer you'd be reading an obit. I'll try 
and keep it short. Hobart College with 
Bruce Sheldon, Tim Crane and Fran 
Burke '74. A year off tending bar and going 
to paralegal school at Adelphia University. 
Suffolk Law School. 1981 was a big year. 
Graduated from law school, took and passed 
the Mass. Bar, got married, traded my 
Triumph TR6 for a Chevy Malibu wag- 
on... I married Nunzi Scola, a law school 
classmate and the managing attorney for 
Premier Insurance Company for 16 years. 
Fast forward. I am living in Medway, Mass, I 
have been in private practice in Medway 
(country lawyer) since 1992. Nunzi and I 
have three kids, Jason, 24, working for a con- 
struction firm in CT after Bryant College, 
Chelsey, 20, (Noble & Greenough '05) who 
is entering her junior year at Trinity College 
in Hartford, CT, and Clayton, 18, who is off 
to Gettysburg College (Bill Sperry would be 
proud!). Tuitions, tuitions, tuitions. I am also 
a soccer coach. I started out coaching my 
kids nearly 20 years ago, but couldn't stop. I 
am now the head coach for the MA Youth 
Soccer Olympic Development Program. I 
also coach at various camps and clinics 
around the area. No photos please... All the 
best to my classmates. The older I get the 
more I realize how important my years at 
GDA were. Someday I'll be sitting on a 
porch somewhere whittling and telling my 
grandchildren about smoking Old Golds 
with Gordy Thompson behind the 

JefF Grush also wants on the Email list. 
Jeff writes, "I haven't spoken to Bake in a 
while. I trust that he's still in Exeter. He 
helped Wyatt Garfield pick out a Golden 
Retriever puppy about 18 years ago. My 
wife is a hobby breeder of those rascals." Jeff 

included a great photo of his two Goldens 
that I am trying to put in this edition of The 
Archon. Alan Sandler has a very good 
memory as he can "picture you clearly with 
your long hair and hiking boots walking 
down the hill flanked by Kevin and Boy." 
Well, Alan, the long hair is now short and 
grey, but I have enough memory to guaran- 
tee you that those were not Old Golds that 
we had in our pockets. Alan writes, "I live in 
San Francisco with Jill, my wife of 26 years. 
We have three boys, Austin (23) who just 
graduated from McGill, Jeremy (20) a soph- 
omore at Vanderbilt, and Gabriel (13), the 
only one left at home. Mixed in with large 
amounts of music that I don't recognize, I 
am happy to report that all three have a gen- 
erous number of Grateful Dead songs on 
their Ipods. They are lots of fun and never 
dull. As they have gotten older and more in- 
dependent, Jill and I have tried to check out 
parts of the world that we've never seen, and 
in the past two years have been to Turkey, 
China, Germany and the Czech Republic. 
Lots more to go. We have lived in San Fran 
for 11 years, where I continue to be in 
Financial Services. We still have lots of fami- 
ly in Boston and New York so we get back 
fairly often. Like many people our age, we 
have each lost a parent and a few friends over 
the years but overall, have been pretty fortu- 
nate healthwise. Good luck to all of us with 
tuitions and enjoy the rest of the summer." 

GeofFWhite writes to us from the land 
down under, "I live in Sydney and have been 
here for the last 21 years. It's almost half my 
life and I am a true Aussie, having taken cit- 
izenship back in 1993. I am divorced but 
have three lovely daughters: Brittany (24) 
now a lawyer, Kiera (22), a professional chef, 
andTays (19), a rising star at the Perth Film 
and Television Institute. So the girls are do- 
ing fine. I am also doing fine. I am a profes- 
sional artist and I moonlight in a call center 

to keep the dosh coming in. I am also active 
in Scientology, as I have been for the last 31 
years and have several Advanced Levels 
which have made a great difference in my 
life. I'd love to hear from all, including Mark 
Hofrman, Dave Rogers, John Matthews, 
Tim Crane and any others. I saw Chris 
Swenson in Seattle a few weeks ago, and 
that was great. I can be reached at banjofe-, or PO Box 340, 
Petersham, 2049, NSW, Australia". Jaike 
Williams weighed in from North Carolina. 
"My wife of 29 years and I have been run- 
ning rep business for industrial pumps in the 
Carolinas, been in Chapel Hill, N.C. for 12 
years and we are actually building a house in 
the next town north, Hillsborough, so we 
plan on staying put. Our three daughters are 
well; eldest entering grad school in Oregon, 
middle one graduated from Carolina and 
now working in the wilderness therapy field 
and the youngest having completed two 
years of college is contemplating alternatives. 
It was a blast at the 30th reunion- who knew 
that David Metcalf had such a sense of hu- 
mor? — and I hope that more will show for 
the 35th. We can take over Eames for the 
night!" My sentiments exactly, Jaike, as they'll 
never be able to recognize me. Dave 
Metcalf reports, "I am still living in south 
Florida, I moved here from northern Virginia 
two years ago. I am a consulting engineer, 
specializing in traffic engineering. Roadway 
congestion is not all bad. I have three chil- 
dren from a previous marriage, two boys ages 
2 & 7 living with me and Toni. Unlike Ian, I 
look the same. I'd trade in this youthful look 
for respect any day See you in June." 

Thanks to all of you who responded; it's 
great to be able to share your news. 



Class of 1974 

Pamela Jo McElroy Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06824 

(203) 254-2371 

ptoner@optonline. net 

Your scribe (Pam Toner) has been busy 
moving my real estate business to the 
Internet — — and in- 
creasing communication via e-mail pton- My girls are 13 and 15 and 
are teaching us Face Book, IM, and iPods. 
We always seem to be one generation behind 

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class notes 

in technology. Thank you to those who re- 
sponded to my e-mail. 

Deb Pope has made some major life 
changes. She writes, "I got married last 

weekend to David Garand so now I am 

Deborah Garand not Adams My fabulous 

kids are grown and live/work in Boston. I 
have my own business called Integrity 
Integrations and am a sponsored national 
motivational speaker.... talking about build- 
ing self-confidence, team building, seven 
habits of highly effective people etc. David 
has his own business called Preconstruction 
Associates they do the due diligence, esti- 
mating and construction management for 
developers and/or architectural community 
for large commercial projects." Steve James 
writes that he last saw Deb Pope at a row- 
ing camp about six years ago. He is very in- 
volved with the Head of the Charles so any- 
one interested in attending this event, please 
call for prime viewing. He will row again 
this year and Steve says, "Life is good with 
the first daughter Taylor going off to 
Dickinson College last week and the second 
daughter entering her junior year at Brooks. 
Rob Spaulding is pursuing his music pas- 
sion, teaching piano lessons and playing for 
local audiences. Most exciting is the release 
of his new jazz CD, Before You Go. You can 
purchase this wonderful jazz CD by going to 
his website" Tom 
Huffsmith checked in with full news on his 
family: "The Huffsmiths are doing well. My 
daughter, Sarah (20), is a sophomore in the 
pre-vet program at Colorado State; and boys 
Paul (17) and Tom (15) are finishing high 
school in Orlando. I'm working for DTZ 
Hospitality Group, based in NY and com- 
muting to Orlando on the weekends until 
the boys finish high school. DTZ is an in- 
ternational real estate advisory and I'm re- 
sponsible for setting up the international 
hospitality division. We are also developing 
an automotive park in Bahrain at the Fl 
track, so lots of travel this year. Ann and I 
will be celebrating our 25th wedding an- 
niversary next April, assuming she can put up 
with my travel for another year! My sisters 
are also having a banner year. Gretchen '75 is 
a phenomenal regional manager for Panera 
Bread in the mid-Atlantic, and she celebrat- 
ed her commitment to her partner with a 
wonderful ceremony last June. Melissa '85 is 
a film and video producer in New York and 
she also released her third album this year 
(http : / / www. santamariasnyc. com/) ." 

Whatever happened to Rockdog? Aka 
Gordon Campbell. Well, he finally checked 
in and he finished high school at Cohasset 
High, then started at Georgia Tech, where he 
found Mechanical Engineering much more 
than expected. So he changed to Computer 
Science at American University in 
Washington DC. "I've been with IBM since 
graduation, got my Master's and living in 
Northern Virginia with my wife Diane of 25 
years, and two sons, Gavin age 14, and Steven 
age 18, who just started at Radford 
University this fall in Computer Science. I 
raised my sons to be Red Sox and Patriot 
fans, which keeps me close to all-things 
Boston." My note found Mark Hughes in 
the Middle East. He is working as an inter- 
im CFO essentially troubleshooting compa- 
nies who have had difficulty in their finance 
departments. This particular job is taking 
him to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and 
Kuwait. As well as the UK, previous assign- 
ments have included Sweden, Switzerland 
and Romania (with sites in Transylvania and 
Moldova). He and his family still based 
around Stratford-upon-Avon. He writes, 
"My wife Wendy has a small architectural 
design practice. Our children Alexis (23) and 
Leopold (19) have effectively left home for 
university and life. So we are enjoying life 
alone and are just about to celebrate our sil- 
ver wedding probably with a trip to Liguria 
in Italy." 

Alec Andrews updates us on news 
from Ohio. "While managing my firm's 
Columbus office for the past 16 years, I've 
managed to get both kids in college - 
Carnegie Mellon and Wittenberg - and now 
find the nest empty. My daughter released 
her first CD in December, and it's 
available on iTunes. Check it out at Check out my 
picture at 
Attorneys/andrews_alexander.htm. Nothing 
to brag about, however. Looking forward to 
seeing Tim Statler here in September for 
the air show." Bill Skaffs son, Jesse, will be 
entering the Academy as a freshman this fall 
and living in Cottage. 

Please send me your e-mail so we can 
connect faster! 


Class of 1915 

Pamela D. Pandapas 

202 Central Street 

Rockland, MA 02370 

Dan Clayman writes that his twin 
girls, Emma and Mollie, are now juniors in 
high school. His wife of 20 years teaches sec- 
ond grade at a private school in Providence 
where they now live. They bought and ren- 
ovated an old mill building across the river in 
East Providence. Dan has his studio there. 
Dan is also preparing a solo exhibition at the 
Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC 
opening December 15th. Dan also sends his 
best to all. Keith Esthimer tells us that the 
family is still in Franklin, MA. He writes that 
their son, Wesley, just competed in A.A.U 
basketball nationals and placed 15th in the 
14-year-old division. Their daughter, 
Katelyn, is entering her freshman year at 
SUNY Stephanie Farrar is still working 
hard with her gourmet dog cookie busi- 
ness... and expanding! She is also working 
very hard trying to sell her late sister-in-law's 
extensive doll collection - some 850 dolls. 
It's all on e-Bay for those of you who may be 
interested. The proceeds are to be donated to 
the Ronald McDonald Charities. Her seller 
ID is stepll08painting. Evidently, there are 
many major savings out there for those of 
you who are doll collectors! Lisa Johnson 
was on campus again this summer. She was 
checking out the R.I.S.E. students and their 
progress. She said the campus was hopping. 
She also said that at various conferences this 
year she learned more about how to main- 
tain a sustainable community/world. Her 
words of wisdom for this edition are that the 
future needs our thoughts and actions to be 
more sustainable inclined. Wendy O'Brien 
and her husband continue to love living in 
the Lakes Region. Their daughter, Alicia, will 
be a junior at Brewster Academy in 
Wolfeboro. They just took their son, Andy, to 
Babson College to embark on the wide 
world of freshman year. Wendy has achieved 
her goal of becoming a nurse and is now 
working as a registered nurse in Wolfeboro 
and loves the commute. She passes along hel- 
los to all. Rich O'Leary has been traveling 
a lot this summer. Tim was at Camp Dudley 
for his fourth summer, this year as a junior 
leader. Sarah was also at camp. Susie and the 

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Woody Johnston '75 with Pattie LaBelle and Sheila E. 

kids went to Vail for a week while Rich went 
to London, Paris, and Spain for work. 
However, he did manage a few days of sight- 
seeing. And then off to Maine for a week and 
then back to reality. Rich sends best wishes 
to all. 

Mike Ponce tells us his daughter, 
Annie, turned 10 in August. Daughter, 
Lindsey, turns 5 in December. The Ponces 
are hanging out in the Philly suburbs, Maine, 
and New Mexico and having a blast. Mike 
hasn't talked to anybody from TGA but says 
he has seen some of the old Philly alums 
from GDA. Mike says, "Cheers to all." Mike 
Sapuppo writes that there is not much new 
from the Bay Area. He has survived eight 
months of a return to work on a part time 
basis. He said the last time he tried the part 
time thing it lasted only six months. He's go- 
ing for 12 months this time. Mike visited 
New England back in June for a long week- 
end at which time he got his fill of lobster 
and steamers. But he didn't make it to and 
A's vs. Red Sox games this time. He is, how- 
ever, looking forward to watching the play- 
offs with his daughter, Sophia, who is an avid 
Sox and Patriots fan. Mike is working on 
convincing Sophia that TGA is THE place to 
experience her high school years. He does 
have three years to do this, though. If she 
makes that choice, we can look forward to 
seeing Mike again as they have promised to 
move back here while she is in school. We 
hope to see you Mike! 

Woody Ellwood Johnston writes that 
the concert business is crazy as always. He 
has toured all over the world with Patti 
LaBelle, Sheila E, Rick James, Mary J Blige, 
Teena Marie, Luther Vandross, Sister Sledge, 
Maze/Frankie Beverly, Eddie Murphy, 
Babyface, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, 
En Vogue and Earth Wind & Fire just to 
name a few. He has also been back and forth 
to South Africa about six times now. Woody 
tells us that the R & B concert scene has re- 
ally rocketed in all of South Africa. He took 
James Ingram over for a birthday party for R 
The Sultan of Brunei. All you can say is 
WOW! He flew them over (a party of 38 
people) in his private 747 aircraft. He is also 
now in the midst of negotiating with Stevie 
Wonder for his upcoming fall tour. Woody 
hopes to get out to GDA soon. He wants to 
talk to Mr. Moonves about a few ideas. 
Woody says to take care and sends wishes for 
much success to all. 

Yours truly, (Pam Pandapas), is still 
working on the house and yard. It is very sat- 
isfying. Just finished some tax work and am 
supremely glad that tax time comes around 
only once a year! Rob and I are planning a 
trip to Las Vegas for a little fun in the sun, a 
show or two, and some gambling. Should be 
fun. Then, for us also, it will be back to the 
grind. For Rob tax season never ends. That's 
all for now. I hope all of you are happy and 

Class of 1976 

Carol Ann Goldberg- Ay din 

301 E 94th Street Apt 24B 

NewYork.NY 10128-4719 

(212) 410-1781 

Well, no, I, (Carol Goldberg- Aydin), 

haven't disappeared, just took a hiatus, I 
guess. In addition to my job and raising my 
daughter and revolving a bit around her so- 
cial life, I've been doing some freelance pho- 
tography in the city. I've been shooting a 
friend of mine at his music gigs, and other 
friends in theater in the City. I'm slowly 
building my portfolio and hoping to have a 
gallery show in the next year or two. You 
can see a few of my photos on www.chrisor- and soon I'll be photographing 
Laura Cheadle at a gig in NYC, so check her 
out at and hopefully 
you see my work there sometime in 
November. My daughter Becky is now 11- 
1/2 and has entered the sixth grade. She 
loves sports, so we are out the door at 7 a.m. 
most mornings to get her to school for the 
sport of the semester, which currently is vol- 
leyball. After she returned from seven weeks 
at overnight camp in Monmouth, Maine, 
Becky and I took an end-of-summer vaca- 
tion to Santa Monica, CA, and we stayed at 
the beach and spent time with great friends 
of ours. She learned to surf, and I took the 
photographs! My divorce is complete and, 
my gosh, what an insane process it is in 
NYC, but all is peaceful, I'm happy to re- 
port. Oh, and my cat Sasha should get a lit- 
tle press for having had her 17th birthday on 
September 2, 2007. I found her on East 94th 
Street in Manhattan when she was about five 
months old. She is a talkative Maine Coon 
cat and does call me by name (really, truly, it's 
hysterical). Our other cat, William, a.k.a. 
Willy Winkie, a Russian Blue who is three, is 
just plain certifiable. 

So, on to news of our dear classmates! 

So, I'm happy to say that over the past 
year or so, I've been back in touch with Bob 
Rosane. Living in Vermont, where he has 
been most of his adult fife, Bob is finishing 
up a PhD, is an elementary school principal 
in Brookfield,VT, and is a cycling fanatic. "I'd 
love to hear from folks," he said to me. 
Rristen Hilliard writes that she is a Doctor 

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lass notes 

of chiropractic in Catskill, New York where 
she recently acquired her own chiropractic 
office that is flourishing. She says, "Too bad 
NY State is the poorest in the country for 
chiropractic reimbursement - fighting forces 
of evil with prayers of love and peace." 
Kristen graduated from Palmer College of 
Chiropractic in 1988 and had a private and 
group practice in Montreal, Quebec for 
eight years. Peter Lee wrote a great note to 
me last January, and I'll quote him with some 
guilt on my part ... "Thanks to you for your 
tireless efforts on our behalf. We are not go- 
ing to win the prize for class communica- 
tion. Life marches on in Maine. Saw Ted 
Reed skiing. He is still that same old stud. 
My family is fine. Spence, 17, is a big skier 
and mountain biker. Travis, 11, is a fisher- 
man and indoor go-cart enthusiast. My wife 
Lynne is a tireless, selfless mom. And me - 
lawyer/ writer, and I just had two more 
stories published, which brings the total to 
five." [Hope I got that right, Peter, and the 
last sentence I couldn't read]. So great to 
hear from you again, Peter! So I was hunt- 
ing around the apartment for Steve French's 
post card and found two!! He wrote on 
September 20, 2007, "I am turning 50 this 
month and don't know where the time 
went. I'm still married to a wonderful girl 
for 27 years! The kids are ages 22, 20 and 16. 
The youngest, George, is a rising junior at 
our school. Enjoyed seeing Shelly Morean 
'77, at reunion in the spring, and the unveil- 
ing of the portrait of Heb Evans. If you are 
on campus, stop in the Cobb Room to see 

Perry Smith also wrote last January. 
Sigh. Better late than never. Let me tackle 
Perry's handwriting .... "Last June I changed 
firms by returning to the Commonwealth, 
where I was situated from 1990-1997. It has 
been a rewarding endeavor, as the firm has 
seen substantial growth in terms of associates 
and specialists who provide technical sup- 
port. We are a financial product and services 
firm working with business owners, execu- 
tives, professionals, and higher income folks 
who need help. As a specialist with legal and 
tax background, I support our 60 associates 
and 100 brokers in the field with planning 
designs and products to implement their 
plans. On a personal note, we are planning an 
adventure in May in the Eastern 
Mediterranean to encompass Rome, Athens, 
Istanbul and several Black Sea ports. We 

hope to see firsthand that which we had 
studied at Governor Dummer and college. 
Here's to a terrific 2007 to all!" Thanks, 
Perry, for your note and would love to hear 
your impressions from your travels. Dan 
Miller writes, "Everything is wonderful in 
Millerland. The triplets turned 1 1 on July 
4th. We just picked them up after a month 
at camp in Durango. Tamar is five years can- 
cer-free and doing great. She is again train- 
ing for the Breast Cancer three-day walk. 
Our zoo presently includes four dogs, two 
chinchillas, one six-foot King Snake, a 
guinea pig, tortoise and a hermit crab. I'm 
afraid to leave town. After one trip, I came 
home to find the snake. Returning from an- 
other, I was introduced to my birthday pres- 
ent, a used Husky mix. I recently left my job 
with a REIT here in Dallas to do acquisi- 
tions and development for Kimpton, a bou- 
tique hotel group. In your neighborhood, 
we have 70 Park Avenue Hotel and The 
Muse in Times Square. In Boston, we have 
Nine Zero, The Marlowe and The Onyx. I 
recently saw Tom Huffsmith '74 at a lodg- 
ing conference in New York and had dinner 
with Steve Titcomb here in Dallas." 

Thank you to everyone who has writ- 
ten and I look forward to hearing more from 
you. Write any way you wish, but take note 
of my e-mail address. I tend to be more or- 
ganized in tucking your e-mails into folders 
for publishing, so if you can, do contact me 
that way. I would love to hear from you all 

I'm sorry I wasn't able to go to the me- 
morial service for Buster Navins this past 
weekend at the campus, but I hope some of 
you were there to represent our class. I took 
mandatory speech class from Mr. Navins 
probably in the fall of 1975. I know I have 
written about this in The Archon before, but 
if it weren't for Mr. Navins 's gorgeous guid- 
ance, I never would have been able to ac- 
complish what I've accomplished in life. He 
instilled in me the skills of communications 
and public speaking and the confidence to 
exercise those tools. I am eternally grateful to 
him. So when you are inclined to give to 
our school this year, think about giving to 
the Howard J. Navins '31 Scholarship Fund 
in honor of one of the best of the "Old 
Guard". My deepest condolences to Mrs. 
Navins and their children. 


Class of 1911 

Carolyn L. Nissi 

102 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835 

(918) 312-0122 

It was great to see so many of our class- 
mates return to Byfield for our 30th. We had 
a great time both Friday and Saturday nights, 
and on Saturday afternoon met a challenge 
from the Class of '67 to compete in a softball 
game on the new turf field they donated to 
the school. Not having enough players, we 
were helped out by some younger alum and 
managed to reign over the Class of '67 on 
their own turf. Not that we couldn't have 
won on our own, but we would have been 
short players. 

Over the weekend we saw Heather 
Blair and her daughter Lizzie Cutler; Sarah 
Cavanaugh; Pam Higgins; Phil Jackson; 
Ned Jarvis; Huw Jones, his wife Cynthia, 
and their son; Beth Kannan (a very brief af- 
ternoon appearance); Eric Laub, Jack Lu, 
Shelley Marean and her husband Gerry; 
Alison Quinttus; Elaine Salloway; and 
Frank White and his wife Jackie. 

It was great fun catching up with every- 
one. I received a postcard from Dana Davis. 
Dana is in Baghdad and his deployment is 
half over. He is a medic, but is working as a 
project manager rebuilding Baghdad 
International Airport. Let's all keep Dana in 
our thoughts and pray for his safe return. 
Joey Pietrafesa writes, "While the Reunion 
was tops on my list... unfortunately business 
took me to Europe over and over and over 
again, causing me to miss out. So sorry. 
Second daughter off to college, oldest a sen- 
ior ... only two teens left!" Perry Long has 
switched positions. He left Southern NH 
University and is now the Culinary Arts 
Instructor at Portsmouth High School. He 
lives in Portsmouth as well so after 11 years 
of commuting over two hours a day, he will 
live just five minutes from work. He says that 
Dave Drukker '78 also teaches at 
Portsmouth High School, though when he 
wrote in Perry had yet to bump into Dave. 
Ted Babcock and his partner Sammy 
vacationed in Maine this summer. They 
stopped in P-town for a few days and 

76 Ttie Archon @e Fall 2007 

then had dinner with Tim and Leigh 
Richards in Boston on their way back. 
Trade Ackerman Fornaro has settled in 
Livermore, California with her fiance Jeff. 
Tracie landed a fabulous job at Yahoo! and is 
happily enjoying the West Coast. Sarah 
Cavanaugh, who is in Plymouth, MA, now, 
wrote in that she thinks she drove through 
the Pan-Mass ChaUenge this summer... I 
only hope she didn't get in the traffic jams 
4,000 bike riders caused! If it was the hottest 
weekend of the summer, it was us. 

All is the same with our family. Joseph 
continues to work to bring home the bacon, 
I (Carolyn Nissi) continue to look for a 
full-time teaching position (it is a fallacy that 
there are jobs everywhere and that many 

teachers are retiring ). Sarah is in seventh 

grade and I am pulling out my hair. Andrew 
just turned 14 and is still enjoying his special 
school. Emily is in her junior year at Brooks 
and is now happily boarding. And yes, as you 
all know, Joseph and I rode the PMC this 
summer. It was a successful and fun ride re- 
gardless of the extreme heat (at one point, af- 
ter lying my bike down at a rest stop, my 
thermometer registered 108!) Keep those 
cards and emails coming. All news is good 
news. Remember, my email is Also, if you get a chance, 
register on-line and enter your email address. 
Enjoy the fall and the coming holidays. 


Class of 1978 

Bradford D. Clark 

78 East Street 

Ipswich, MA 01938-1353 

(978) 356-0817 

30th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

So my theory for why more of you did 
not choose to send in a greeting and update 
has something to do with denial. One might 
think with the 30th Reunion coming up for 
us in June that we might be allowing our 
thoughts to wander toward Byfield and class- 
mates and news worth reporting since we 
were last together. Actually, the other reason 
why I, Brad Clark, have not heard from 

some of you may 
have to do with a 
certain name 

change of a board- 
ing school along 
the Parker River. If 
our Class of '78 
were in the running 
for which class has 
made 'die biggest 
noise about the 
name change, I be- 
lieve we might just 
take that trophy. So 
it might be denial, it 
might be spite, but 
either way this 
Class Secretary is 
having to fill this 
space with all this 

chatter rather than news from you all. That 
is, I should add, with the exception of certain 
select individuals. 

For example, word came down from 
Phil Pescosolido in Exeter, CA that all 
those years of doing serious verticals down 
ski slopes around the world and hanging ten 
on surfboards has led to knee surgery once 
again and also that he, Jim Goodhart, Ben 
Collins '77 and Tom Ching P'10 contin- 
ue work on building the first world class ski 
resort in China and that Pesci's son Carl III 
placed top ten in the California State Rodeo 
Finals — the apple doesn't fall too far from 
the tree, or cowboy from the bronco, or 

whatever Another notable exception to 

the "slow news day" was this word from 
Tom Mathews: "Just a quick hello from 
Charlotte. I don't have a lot of news to re- 
port as I am in the same role with Time 
Warner Cable running their HR 
Department. All is well on that front, in fact, 
things are rather exciting. We did a partial 
spin from Time Warner and went 'public' 
ourselves this past March. Look for TWC 
on the NYSE. We also acquired Adelphia 
(or part of it) in the last half of '06 so were 
very busy getting through all of that. My 
twins are about to turn nine and have had a 
terrific summer - actually we would die to 
have the summer our kids have these days!!!! 
Camps, pool, play dates, what a life!!!! I did 
get a chance to see Todd Dagres at our 25th 
college reunion at Trinity recently. Todd's 
buying and selling companies, movies and 
everything else under the sun! Andy 

Andy Stephenson '78 

Stephenson was a no-show, Andy where are 
you??? [In response to Andy's 

fishing photo, Tom adds...] PS. 

You know if Andy were to send in a picture, 
you'd at least think he'd have a BIG 
fish!!!!!!!!!!!" Andy Stephenson did write in 
with attached said photo and these remarks: 
"A teacher's three favorite words are June, 
July and August, and this summer is no ex- 
ception! I've been able to engage in my two 
favorite pastimes, sailing and fishing, as much 
as I've wanted and also find time to build a 
cedar strip wherry in my shed. It's been 
great. I'd really like to hear from any of my 
old friends (, 
but particularly from Scott Pope, of whom 
I have lost track. Here's hoping this note 
finds you all well. Best, Steph." For those of 
you not in the nautical know, a wherry is a 
very, small, rowboat. 

Steph, there is news from Scott Pope, 
BIG NEWS, bigger even than your fish. 
Scott is living in Austria and living with the 
very lovely Sheila, his newlywed wife from 
Scotland who recently came with Scott to 
his parents' home on Hampton Beach along 
with her two handsome sons to meet the 
many members of the Clan of Pope. It was 
quite the do and word has it that even the 
enigmatic, rarely seen in public, Leslie 
Lafond, made an appearance. Scott can be 
reached at: That 
other of our several Andys from the Class of 
'78, Andy Robinson, sent in a few bits of 
news on life in Verona, NJ. "I've been look- 
ing at your January 2007 letter for enough 

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class notes 

Birthday party at the Dagres house in Newburyport, MA 

for John Perlowski '79 and Troy Dagres '79. Pictured 

from left to right; Scott Nearis with children, Philip and 

Rachel; John and his son Joey; Troy's son Andrew '10; 

Henry Rosen '79; and Troy. 

time now; so I figured I'd drop you a line. 
Well, it all started... just kidding. I'm ok. 
Super busy. I moved my office out of my at- 
tic after 10 years and started renting a 
real(ish) one. I bought all sorts of new fur- 
niture and all that. I've got a bunch of clients 
who have me investigating and remediating 
all sorts of sites. It's fun. My 11-year-old 
daughter, Haley, is in the last week of a two- 
week camp. She's having a blast. She's like 
fun, goofy, open, spoiled... My now (gasp) 
14-year-old son Matthew is great. He's go- 
ing to skateboard camp next week. That'll be 

Your Class Secretary ventured out to 
western New England not too long ago for 
a clergy gathering, but found time to wander 
away and surprise Tad Higgins and Jamie 
Purinton at their home in Copake, NY. 
Both are excellent. Jamie is taking up serious 
folk music and singing her heart out in a lo- 
cal band; Tad was found at a planer covered 
in wood dust as he was preparing boards for 
the restoration of an old barn — a contented 
man who will be celebrating with Jamie ten 
years of marriage this fall, which, as some of 
you know, all got rolling at our 20th 
Reunion. Finally, something of a "Prelude 
to a 30th Reunion" happened impromptu in 
Newburyport during late August. Captain 
James Goodhart (yes, Goody could techni- 
cally preside at your next wedding provided 
it was at sea), Tommy Driscoll, Jim 
Giampa (both of whom are new fathers, 

once again), Ike Suggs 
(who is very much a treas- 
ured fixture on campus and 
a grandfather times two!), 
David Ham '77 and, 
lastly, John Webster and 
Leslie Lafond, one of 
whom, after literally 
butting heads together over 
the tab, slipped away after 
paying for our whole tab. 
Thank you, John and/or 
Leslie — you guys are great. 
I said finally already, but I 
would like to add that I still 
have every intention of 
looking up Alice 

Moseley-Granlund and 
Anna Marie (Markos) 
Bussing as now my fellow 
citizens of Ipswich, MA. 
Expect a call! And finally, 
finally, finally, a word from 

me Caron, my wife of 15 years, and 

Sophia, our 12-year-old daughter, and I all 
moved to Ipswich a year ago last June and 
could not love more the open spaces, the 
beach, the people, the history, the clams, and 
the salt marsh beauty of Ipswich. I serve as 
the Rector of the Episcopal Church here in 
town; Caron's passion for gardening and for 
making sure all is well on the many fronts of 
the home front gets broken up by various 
part-time jobs and Sophie is now an Ipswich 
Tiger and growing up way faster than her 
parents are growing older. So, that's it for 
now. Think 30th. No lame excuses. Be 
there in Byfield or trust we will talk about 
you and fill in the blanks with great imagi- 


Class of 1980 
Troy A. Dagres 

6 Henderson Circle 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3406 

(978) 465-6672 

troydagres@aol. com 

I (Troy Dagres) hope you all had a nice 
summer. The weather around here cooperat- 
ed very nicely. As for your news, you must 
have been enjoying the summer too much to 
respond. Far from an outpouring of infor- 
mation, so this is what I have. The campus 
looks beautiful despite the construction. My 
son Andrew just started his sophomore year. 
Three out of his five teachers were there 

back in our day. He has Mr. Leavitt for 
Honors Algebra, Mr. Metz for Honors 
Chemistry and Mr. Abusamra for Spanish. As 
far as I know, Honors classes weren't offered 
when we were there. Or maybe they just 
weren't offered to me. Stu would know. 
Ian Fitch is flying around New England, lit- 
erally. He's flown both two- and four-seat 
planes to Rockland, ME and Martha's 
Vineyard. Brad Cavanaugh and wife 
Agnieszka just celebrated the birth of their 
second child. Brad is still living in Buzzards 
Bay and working on the water in New York 
harbor. Lisa Law is still living in NC. She 
and husband Marty have been involved in a 
fitness and body sculpting program and 
judging by the photos I've seen, it really 
works. In August, we had a little birthday 
party for John Perlowski and me, August 
4th and 6th respectively. Henry Rosen and 
Scott Nearis were in attendance. There was 
quite a bit of full contact water basketball 
played. My son Andrew '10 is now big 
enough to take on us old guys. But in the 
end, experience and playing dirty won. 
That's all I have for now. Please give me 
more to write about next time. 


Class of 1980 

Lynne E. Durland 

114 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 

(603) 421-0940 



Class of 1981 

KathrynA. Shilale 

1 8 Longmeadow Road 

Medfield, MA 02052-1017 

(617) 242-1299 

kathryn@shilale. net 

Greetings fellow classmates. Once 
again, I (Kathryn Shilale) am happy to serve 
as your class secretary. (Apparently it is not 
the most popular job to accept, but I am 
happy to perform my alumna duties.) Not 
sure anyone got the mailing, because I got 
not a single response via mail. I am happy to 
report however, that I was assured the mail- 
ing did go out as I received the following re- 
sponses, some with photos. Thank you to 
those folks. 

I enjoyed spending most of my time on 

78 TheArchon **> Fall 2007 

the Cape this summer, though never played 
enough golf. (Still hoping for that random 
invite to Woods Hole.) My daughter 
Elizabeth is four and a total riot. I have been 
in touch with a few classmates. Tracey 
O'Dea and Jenny Graf-Steward stopped 
by for a visit on their way to Dave Brown's 
mother's memorial service, which they said 
was lovely. (My heartfelt condolences to 
Dave.) Tracey is still working at school (is 
that GA now?) and raising two wonderful 
boys. Jenny is living in a beautiful half 
Federal in downtown Newburyport. Her 
daughter Abby is a sophomore at Cambridge 
School of Weston. Keller survived the hur- 
ricane and life is good in Hawaii. Clarissa is 
enjoying her new son Jacdon who is a con- 
stant amazement and joy to both her and his 
four-year-old sister Cady. Lisa is alive and 
well in Marblehead, raising her daughter 
Kasey and working hard at State Street. 

David Critics reports, "Since retiring 
from the Army last summer, I continue to 
work for Computer Sciences Corporation at 
NATO in Brussels. The missile defense proj- 
ect that I support will be running at least un- 
til 2012 so we will be staying in Belgium for 
a while longer. After almost a year of nurs- 
ing a foot injury I was able to run a local 
half-marathon in August and will do the 
Brussels half-marathon with my daughter in 
October. Running and playing with the lo- 
cal Belgian curling club are some of the best 
things for me here (aside from the 385 beers, 
chocolate and fries). Angela and I were very 
excited and pleased when our daughter, 
Rebecca, received her Girl Scout Gold 
Award in June, earning the highest recogni- 
tion in Girl Scouting. Our son Daniel fin- 
ished his first year of college at Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania in good standing 
as an International Studies major and had a 
great five weeks in Ecuador learning 
Spanish, volunteering for a re-forestation 
project and doing adventure training. 
Attached is a picture of our family at the 
Valley of the Kings from our trip to Egypt." 

Susan Perry says, "I happily left Duke 
University this spring to accept the School 
Counselor position at the Asheville School 
in Asheville, NC. Great to be back working 
with this age group. We are a boarding school 
with a student body slightly less than GA 
nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a 
strikingly beautiful campus with a solid aca- 
demic program, a strong equestrian program, 

and a strong mountaineer- 
ing program (kayaking, 
rock climbing, hiking, 
etc.), which suggests we 
reside within or near some 
beautiful national parks 
and we do. Football? Not 
our strength. No Keller 
Laros types on the line, no 
Terrence Tailey's calching 
end zone passes, or 
Morrison brothers tearing 
up the yardage. We have 
barely enough bodies to 
have a team but we love 
'em. I'll be coaching bas- 
ketball in the winter, and 
hope to start a lacrosse 
club here for girls some- 
time. Had nice visit to see 
my brother Bruce '72 and 
his family on Nantucket this summer. Wishes 
for peace and good health to all." 

Cynthia (Pfeiffer) Horner reports, 
"It's been a while since I've sent anything in 
- been very busy (aren't we all?) these days. 
I am still enjoying life in northern Virginia 
just outside of D.C. with my husband 
(Doug) and two girls (Nicole age 6-1/2 and 
Grace age 4-1/2). In addition to being 
Mom to our girls (chauffeur, cook, band-aid 
dispenser, cheerleader and personal assistant), 
I've been busy with medical outreach work 
in Sierra Leone Africa. I first got involved 
there when I went with a medical group 
from our church in 2002 and have been go- 
ing back every year since. We now have an 
orphanage which provides housing and edu- 
cation for 53 children and are opening a hos- 
pital there in October. It's been an amazing 
adventure full of stories which have at times 
broken my heart and at other times renewed 
my soul. I'm sending a few pics just for fun- 
use them if you'd like but don't feel you have 
to. Anyway, I still work (as a family doc) in 
my practice but am now just part time so I 
can help out with the logistics and planning 
(and fundraising) for the hospital in Sierra 
Leone and have time with family. I hope 
you and yours are doing well too. I look for- 
ward to reading about everyone in the next 
Archon. Thanks for keeping us all in touch!" 

Mark Whitney says, "I'm still enjoying 
life in Sacramento, CA with my wife (Mary 
Anne) and children (Richard, 13; Margaret, 
11; Jack, 8), though we miss seeing friends 

David Critics '81 and his family at The Valley of the 

Kings in Egypt. 

and family in New England. During a re- 
cent vacation, I spent a terrific evening 'with 
Rob and Heather Breed et al. in their Cape 
Elizabeth, Maine home. It was great catch- 
ing up with a fellow GDA - Bowdoin alum. 
I also had the opportunity to visit the GDA 
campus recently and it looks incredible. If 
anybody from the Class of '81 visits the 
Sacramento area, please look me up." 

Vinca (Ingram) Weatherly reports, 
"Greetings from So California. It's been 
beautiful here - overcast in the mornings and 
then breezy and sunny in the afternoons. 
Julianna (19) and Christopher (15) helped 
me celebrate my 44th birthday last month at 
Zuma Beach. We had fun just lounging all 
day with friends and junk food. I've attached 
a photo from that wonderful day. Work's go- 
ing fine; still at Amgen. I've been putting a 
lot of time and money into my little house 
and huge yard here - so I am always busy do- 
ing something! Julianna was scooped up for 
the summer by a very successful chiropractic 
practice to run their front office. So she's 
thrilled and busy making $$$. Christopher 
just completed his driver's ed classes and will 
be taking his written DMV test next 
month... WOW! Where's the time gone? 
Here's to seeing everyone at our next re- 
union!! I can be reached at vincavine@hot-" 'The sun doesn't give light to the 
moon, assuming the moon's going to owe it 
one ' —Linkin Park 

Rich Aranosian reports, "Currently I 
am working as a Technical Support Engineer 

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class notes 

VincaWeatherly '81 with (L.) Julianna (19) and (R.) 
Christopher (15) from South Carolina 

Cynthia Horner '81 volunteering with Medical Outreach 

in Sierra Leone. 

for Scriptlogic Corporation in Boca Raton. 
For fun, I am taking my yearly trip to 
Montreal over Memorial Day week. Next 
year, I am hoping to take a trip to Armenia 
(the homeland!). After that trip, I should 
have some good pics to send in. Nothing to 
send in now, however feel free to check out 
the links below my name. Keep well." 

Richard Aranosian 

Cynthia Horner '81 with Doug and their children Nicole 

(6-1/2), Grace (4-1/2) 
ocean/sets/721 57600649640736/ 

Abby Castle reports, "Jeff and I are 
well. We celebrated our oldest son Daniel's 
wedding to his high school sweetheart, 
Anne, in June on the Maine coast. Yes, I was 
the last married but I shall be the first with 
grandchildren! Mason, we hope, is headed 
to grad school next year 
and Margot starts her sec- 
ond year at Bowdoin in a 
couple weeks and she loves 
it. Our travel schedule has 
been pretty low key: have 
only hit Mexico and the 
Bahamas this year, but we 
are headed to New 
Zealand next winter for 
three weeks. I am still hop- 
ing for sailing invites from 
Dan'l, although those are 
few and far between 'with 
his SF locale. Best to 
Bailly, Mike, Keller, Dave, 
Mickey, Sue and Benay. 
Does anyone have a clue 
where Tim Stetson and 
Ted Wise are? I would 

give good money to re-locate either or both! 
Take care, Kath. When is the next reunion 
that we are all going to make an effort to at- 
tend? Don't ask Mickey — he just came back 
last year for the 1st time — man, he must real- 
ly love us." 

Hope the fall/winter season treats 
everyone well. Drop a line any time. 


Class of 1982 

Nancy Lord Wickwire 

378 Smith Road 

Bedford, NH 03110-6201 

(603) 472-8993 

anwick@comcast. net 

The Babies: 

Trina Chiara, husband Richard and big 
sister Isabella welcomed Olivia into the fam- 
ily on June 18th. This was Trina's excuse to 
miss reunion. Bob Low and wife Stacey 
welcomed Natalie Clare Jing-De Low on 
August 18 - he didn't give the exact date but 
was emailing photos by 8/20 so I assume 
he'd had at least 24 hours to bounce back 
from the actual birth day! Congratulations 
to both families!! 

Augusta Henley-Cheshire is enjoying 
New England with two extremely bright 

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and energetic daughters. "Ashleigh excells in 
dance, art, tennis, swimming and loves her 
dog. Savannah got accepted to all four 
boarding schools she applied to. I am so 
proud of them both." 

Next, instead of traditional notes, I 
(Nancy Wickwire) am including the "Top 
10 GDA Memories"submitted by various 
classmates in anticipation of our 25th 
Reunion last June. I took the liberty of ed- 
iting out any references to activities that, 
when conducted prior to our 21st birthdays, 
might have been somewhat, um, illegal. 
Note the dearth (Rybicki vocab word) of 
reference to academics. Here they are, in no 
particular order: 

Bobby Low: "Top Ten Things I Miss: 
1) Mechem Vocab; 2) Heb's rants (usually di- 
rected towards Will Friend!); 3) Agawam 
Diner; 4) Swimming in the Parker late 
spring; 5) Twilight Softball; 6) Hanging in 
the Quad; 7) Sneaking into Topsfield Fair 
through a hole in the fence behind a cotton 
candy booth; 8) Cranking The Rolling 
Stones in the dorm; 9) Trip To Smuggler's 
Notch; 10) Leavitt's Finite Math class with 
Barger, Leary, Valhouli...How appropriately 
named a course, as our math careers clearly 
were finite!; 11) "Watching Raz drain bucket 
after bucket in a career game vs. Milton; 12) 
Getting yelled at by Heb, because I couldn't 
win one face-off vs. Exeter; 13) Spring 
Breaks with Holloway in FLA; 14) Egan's 
Senior Pranks; 15) Endless Spring of Senior 
year... not a care in the world!" 

Marc Raz Rasbury: "I miss Ingham 
Hoops; playing golf with no clubs; end of the 
season football parties; Senior Class trip, al- 
though brief; beating Brooks and Thayer in 
anything; watching SNL; taking naps in 
Geometry; freezing watching the hockey 
team at their outdoor ring; watching 
Harrington take slap shot practice at the 
Abus' ducks (thank God they were inside 
their pens); the late night intellectual discus- 
sions with Mcguire, Gordon and Krigbaum; 
but, most of all, my classmates!" 

Chris Swenson:"The Bluffs; the Parker 
River Spring on campus, especially at night 
with the moon out; parties at Barger's, 
Annisquam, and Gloucester; 3rd floor of 
Moody; Midnight Rider adventures; hitch- 
hiking off campus; Heb; Wendy-Dog; 
Tinker-Dog; ordering pizza at Eames; laugh- 

ing at whatever stupid thing at Cottage and 
Eames. Wow — nothing academic!" 

Me (Nancy Wickwire): "1. Watching 
John Nye step on to the bus to a humani- 
ties trip in his pink, seersucker suit and 
sporting a brand-new, freshly mown MO- 
HAWK; 2. Peirce Bathroom Singers; 3. 
Trying to make 'hard cider' by storing apple 
cider in our closet (and succeeding only in 
making some kind of bio-hazard instead); 4. 
Spring evenings, when it was still sunny out 
during twighlight softball at 7 p.m.; 5. 
Winter evenings, when it was dark by 5 p.m. 
so you couldn't see the snowballs flying at 
you on the way back from the French build- 
ing; 6. The third floor fire escape at Peirce, 
laughing with Martha and Jane until we 
couldn't breathe; 7. Jumping off the bridge 
into the Parker River. Wait a minute! I did- 
n't jump! I was PUSHED. Sloan. I'm still 
scarred for life after that!!; 8. The night be- 
fore graduation, Alison and I snuck out of 
the dorm and went all over campus. But no 
one noticed! We dropped in on Bob and 
Dave at Farmhouse, but they had already 
snuck out themselves and were off visiting 
someone else; 9. Having a schedule that in- 
volved: 1 . prepared meals with no cooking or 
cleanup 2. Laundry service 3. two hours per 
day devoted to cardio /fitness 4. NO RE- 
SPONSIBILITIES !! (except the occasional 
US History paper)...; 10. Wait! One more: 
Studying in the library and seeing McGuire 
on a skateboard, gliding silently between 
the stacks whenever the librarian wasn't 

Reunion 2007 


Claire Danaher: "All right. My turn. 
1. Playing 'Wink Murder' by candlelight the 
night of that huge snowstorm in the dorm in 
Phillips; 2. Singing with Nancy in the Peirce 
bathroom; 3. Singing with Ted in Phillips; 4. 
Christmas caroling sophomore year down by 
Heb's house and he came storming out to 
tell us to all go home. Scared the crap out of 
me; 5. Bible Study at Mr. Tindall's house 
with Marshall; 6. General Hospital at the 
Student Union with Sloan. And writing 
checks for less than a dollar to buy an 
evening burger there at the grill; 7. Trina 
making popcorn all the time at Moody 
sophomore year; 8. The night the librarian 
answered the phone and then called out 'Is 
Harry Balz here?'; 9. Dressing in a tweed 
blazer and a widewale corduroy skirt to go to 
Humanities trips in Boston. The lady sitting 
next to me at Sweeney Todd wore perfume 
that smelled like embalming fluid; 10. 
Lacrosse practice with Bets and Kiz." 

Trina Chiara: "Here's mine: 1. Doing 
'volunteer' work with Jonathan, Dave and 
Mark Sullivan - that would be Jonathan's 
aunt's house and Arby's roast beef ; 2. Waking 
up at three in the morning and seeing room- 
mate Heather had not yet started her home- 
work; 3. Claire's guitar playing and singing; 

4. 'Trying' to sneak out; just couldn't do it; 

5. Can't think of anything having to do 
with academics; 6. Parties at Heather's, 
Annisquam; 7. Excitement that Larry Soule 
liked me; 8. Social committee meetings; 9. 

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class notes 

Members of The Class of 1982 visiting the Student Center and the Archives during Reunion 2007. 

Conversations with Dave, Heather, Paula, 
Erica's parents." 

David Schwartz: "OK, like mud from 
the bottom of the Parker River, here is what 
my foggy brain is dredging up: 1. Bringing 
everyone up to Smuggler's, having most of 
the folks evicted, and spending the following 
Monday in Dean's office to explain how I 
learned 'my lesson'; 2. Baths, popcorn and 
Rolling Stones in Farmhouse; 3. Lax, GBs, 
and Heb, inhaling the heck out of a 
Chesterfield unfiltered (two inhales and it 
was down to the stub), screaming at me that 
I 'had blinders on!'; 4. Sitting in the back of 
Egan's car as he ripped down the road in 
Anmsquam, scared to death and certain that 
I would die at 17; 5 . Wondering if Low ever 
dated Wendy or Tinker; 6. Yes, Nance, our 
'list' in the bathroom; 7. Hanging out and 
socializing in cafeteria, library, everywhere 
(yes, I don't remember work either, except 
for the one below); 8. Horrifying Tindall by 
writing a pro-choice paper in religion class; 
9. Listening to Oldfield tell me 25 times that 
he once danced with Princess Diana (and 
rolling my eyes); 10. Wondering if Abu was 
really a warlock; 1 1 . Getting my butt kicked 
by Larry Soule in wrestling; 12. Hanging 
with Heather and Trina; 13. 'Boston' play- 
ing at a dance." 

Barbara Mackay-Smith: "Day-student 
perspective car-pooling; scrounging for 
change to use the pay phone in Phillips; 
hanging out on the windowsills at Frost, 

waiting for a ride home; cramming six peo- 
ple into Elena Markos' Mustang; finally 
getting my license senior year; Bill trying to 
teach me to drive a stick (and me not listen- 
ing, grinding the gears); cramming six peo- 
ple into my Ford Fiesta; sneaking the guys 
off campus without signing out." 

Chapman Mayo: "l.The immediately 
imposed ban on chewing tobacco on buses 
for away games after someone dumped the 
communal coffee can out the window and 
hit the bus driver. That was not a pretty 
sight; 2. Getting in trouble for putting on a 
school meeting skit. The Old Spice Guy 
commercial skit where Dee put baby 
powder in his hair so he looked like Mr. 
Leavitt and instead of girls mobbing the re- 
turning seaman all the guys did; 3. Wearing 
our laundry towels under our hockey hel- 
mets for night practices that were freezing; 
4. Listening to Heb during a timeout, late in 
a close game after I had just scored and won- 
dering who was more amazed, me or him, 
that I actually scored off of one of his 'set a 
pic in-bound' plays that we practiced all the 
time. Then screwing up immediately after 
and hearing that deep voice scold you from 
the sideline 'Mayoooooooo ..what the heck 
are you doing'; 5. Always amazed that Heb 
rarely dropped a ball at practice with that 
stick from the 50s; 6. Spreading the word 
about scheduled food fights in the dining 
hall; 7. Hanging with Dee and Nye after 
breakfast in the admissions 'waiting area; 8. 
The look on Darrah Shula's face during 

our school meeting performance of 
Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, when I was 
supposed to throw the cup of water in an- 
other classmate's (not sure who anymore) 
face as we had practiced, but decided spon- 
taneously in mid-throw to hit Darrah; 9. 
Waiting to see what Mr. Abu would do next 
to wake up sleeping classmates. Heaving 
erasers was common but the best was when 
he wound up and kicked the underside of 
the writing desk on which someone was 
sleeping and nearly knocked the whole desk 
over; 10. Late night Agawam Diner runs 
with Stetson and Mr. Cole." 

Ted Larned: "l.The snow day we had, 
first time since the day Lincoln was shot (ac- 
cording to legend) that GDA cancelled class- 
es, and I wrote 'Snow in April' and 'Can Not 
Swim in Jello' with Andy Paige; 2. Singing 
in Phillips 'Coffee house' with Claire; 3. 
Hearing Heb's voice over all else... 'Hit the 
House !!!'; 4. All night poker with Low for 
the Oreos his Mom would send him; 5. 
Trying to stay up all night so we could go 
skate at 6 a..m. ??!!?; 6. Ultimate frisbee dur- 
ing spring rain with Will Friend so we could 
do diving catches into puddles; 7. Hourlong 
showers after Ultimate frisbee during Spring 
Rain so we could thaw out; 8. Sunrise at the 
Bluffs; 9. Getting out the 'Lactic Acid' with 
Meech, outdoor rink, below zero temp; 10. 
The whole Godspell experience, 11. Playing 
goalie on the 3rds lacrosse team... What was 
I thinking !!?" 

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More from Marc Rasbury: "Claire, I 
remember watching you guys running like 
hell after Heb yelled at you for singing 
Christmas Carols in front of his house and 
disturbing his evening. God Rest his Soul. 
Hey what about Radar running through 
campus w/ the American Flag after the US 
Hockey team beat Russia in 1980. Speaking 
of the Librarian. Who was there when she 
answered the phone and then called out: 
'Is Dick Hurtz here? There is an important 
phonecall for Dick Hurtz! Who's 
Dick Hurtz?' Hey Low (Brother O.B.) 
Remember when we papered Colgate's of- 
fice and got busted or when we put 
Berman's finger in hot water?" 

John Nye: "Hockey practice in the 
snow and under the stars; throwing tennis 
balls for 'Algebra' in the gym and watching 
him slam into the tile walls; Daddy Cruz 
teaching me how to do a bow tie... some- 
thing I can now do with my eyes closed; 
hours reclining on the Phillips quad killing 
time with you guys; Heb telling me I'm in 
the last room on the left and seeing Jeff 
Hussey walk out with his 'Japanese Maple' 
leaf belt buckle; long blonde hair, burn-out 
stride and just cringing. (Somehow a friend- 
ship was born); Will Friend filling a Dixie 
cup with his bloody noses; finally getting a 
class at Meech's boardroom table, totally 
blown away by Miller's physics class ... no 
thanks to Dee, et al..." 

Larry Soule: "Some memories that 
come to mind: 1 . Hutch, Andy, Booth and I 
thinking that we were going to convince our 
parents to let us drive to Mexico in Steve 
Booth's 60-something Mustang convertible 
over spring break and ending up going to 
Florida instead; 2. Streaking across campus 
with Hutch and Andy and then wiping out 
on the pavement (ouch!) the night before 
graduation; 3. Heb's description of pinning 
your opponent out of shear luck as an 'igno- 
minious pin'; 4. Heb's detailed pre-match 
scouting report on each of the wrestlers on 
t the opposing team; 5. Learning basic com- 
[ puter programming on a Wang computer 
i not realizing that the PC would become 
mainstream only a year or two later; 6. 
Wearing kelly green pants and thinking 
that I was the most fashionably dressed 
person on the planet; 7. Pinning the 
wrestler from Brooks during the Graves 
Kelsey Tournament at Brooks School and 
getting a trophy for coming in third; 8. My 

dad pounding his fist on the edge of the 
wrestling mat during matches and screaming 
so loud I could not hear Heb trying to give 
me instructions. I am surprised he did not 
get tossed out; 9. Learning about the repro- 
ductive system in biology from a teacher 
(whose name I can not recall) who was so 
embarrassed that his voice cracked and his 
face turned three shades of red as he was 
describing all the sordid details; 10. Getting 
approval from Heb to leave for the weekend 
with him always asking 'so what den of iniq- 
uity are you going to this weekend?' 1 1 .The 
boys from NYC playing the Sugarhill Gang's 
rapper's delight on the bus on the way to 
football games." 

Jeff Leavitt: "1. Losing to Belmont Hill 
hockey 21-1.. Bobby Low takes a beating 
between the pipes; 2. Jill Demeri's left- 
handed bat for twilight softball; 3. Hockey 
under the stars at — 400f and a north wind 
blowing at mach 3; 4. Heb.. 'Melvin! It's your 
God given right to fail this course!!'; 5. Tom 
Persinos' air piano bangin' out The Tubes; 6. 
Keller Laros vs. Rich Nanian; 7. Rusty 
Berman...The Incident at Farmhouse; 8. 
parties at Cavanaugh's." 

Heather Vickers: "My Top Ten (in no 
particular order) - four years of carefree days 
and at least one good laugh every day. - Trina 
rescuing me off the Moody fire escape just 
before I would have been caught for sneak- 
ing out of the dorm. - Peirce Bathrom 
Singers with Claire and Nancy - Smuggler's 
Notch/Crotch - Bob, Dave, Nye, Wade, etc... 
coming to visit the Peirce gang via my first 
floor window in Pierce. - Allowing Chris 
Barger (at age 15) to drive my parents' car 
across the French Bldg. parking lot and get- 
ting caught by my college advisor in senior 
year. Finding out what happens in Sat. 
morning Study Hall. - Trip to St. Croix to 
Newby's house. - Skinny dipping on the 
Washington, DC trip where we were sup- 
posed to be respectably representing our 
school. I didn't know Harlow knew about 
this!!! - Being the only girl in Miller's physics 
class and gabbing with Hulse who helped 
me not fail. - Hanging out on the quad with 
Trina and Sally remembering to savor the re- 
maining days we had sr. year. Did we have 
akademicks they're??" 

And finally, our saddest news from 
2007: Andrew "Fred" Frederick passed 
away just a couple of weeks after Reunion 

weekend. He was talking about attending 
the Reunion as late as in April, but then got 
a new email address and I lost touch with 
him. The news of his death was terrible. 
Here are some of the messages passed 
around: From Barbara Mackay Smith: 
"What a shock! With our hard-working 
class secretary, we did have a few updates 
from Fred over the years, and I was always 
happy to hear he was doing well in Boise. I 
always liked him for his great sense of humor 
(I can't remember him with anything but a 
smile on his face) and admired him for his 
quiet intelligence. He was probably the 
smartest guy in our class, but he never flaunt- 
ed it. I hope that he and Chuck, David and 
John are having one hell of a party in heav- 
en!" And from John Krigbaum: "With all 
the emails swirling about attendance at the 
25th, I'm pretty impressed by the strong 
sense of community our class has, even when 
so many of us are out of touch. Fred cer- 
tainly felt part of that community. Going 
through some old emails, I found a couple 
that give a sense of Andy ('Please call me 
Fred, not Freddy - I got older') Frederick. I 
hadn't been in touch of late but will miss 
him very much. I bet his daughter Julia 
Louise is a fireball with a wry sense of hu- 
mor." For a great picture of Fred at our 20th 
Reunion, go to the website created by our 
other dear departed: Chuck Yerkes. The 
link is: 
I believe that might be the very same jean 

jacket he used to wear around campus 

We'll miss you, Fred. 

Class of 1983 

Danielle L. Jacobs 

91 Pond Street 

Marblehead, MA 01945-2604 

(781) 639-9272 

Laurianne Murphy 

101 W End Avenue AptllM 

New York, NY 10023-6321 

(212) 579-0822 


25th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

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lass notes 

Don't forget our 25th Reunion in June. 
The dates are June 6, 7, 8, 2008. We hope to 
see many of you there. 

and her husband Pete are enjoying all that 
Portland has to offer. Till next time . . . 


Class of 1984 

Harry S. Taormina 

1 706 Vinton Circle 

Chesapeake, VA 23323-6664 


harry. taormina@cox. net 

Class of 1985 

Nathalie E. Ames 

526 West Grant Place, B 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(773) 883-1325 

Sarah Soule Cullinan wrote, "Hi!! I 
finally have something interesting to write 
about... (other than the usual: great 
husband, fabulous kids, cutest dog ever, 
blah,blah,blah!) I, like so many in our class, 
turned 40 this year. So, I decided to do a 
triathlon to mark my 40th year. It was fan- 
tastic! I must say I did all right for an out of 
shape, 40-yr-old mother of four! I did better 
than I thought I would. My goal was to fin- 
ish without stopping to rest or get help dur- 
ing any of the legs of the race and... I did it! 
(And I didn't even finish last!) It was a huge 
accomplishment for me and I would en- 
courage anyone to give it a tri (that's what 
we tri-athletes say)! Toughest part is finding 
the time to train. But once I started telling 
people about my plans I thought, 'Yikes! I 
really have to do this now!!' Well, that is se- 
riously about the only cool thing I've done 
in quite a while! Hope all is well with 
everyone out there! Maybe next year I'll do 
an Iron-man. (Yeah, probably not) Take 

I, (Nathalie Ames), hope all is well 
with the class of '85. My life seems very busy 
at the moment. Laura, now 13, is looking at 
boarding schools all over the country, my 
new business (Blink Coffee Company) is 
having its grand opening in Mesa, Colorado 
on November 17, 2007, and I am continuing 
to have my real estate business here in 
Chicago. I recently spoke to Dinah Daley 
Sullivan who is living in Portland, OR. She 

Class of 1986 

Paul B. Nardone 

190 Summer Street 

Lynnfield,MA 01940-1857 

(781) 334-2037 

"Mike Malamud here. It was good to 
see you at the reunion. I hope we get more 
classmates at our 25th. My wife Jane and I 
just spent three years living in Madrid. We 
are in Washington, DC for about a year to 
learn Chinese and then off to China for a 
few years. I work for the State Department 
and will be assigned to Chengdu - next to 
Tibet where all the Panda reserves are. Tell 
anyone and everyone they have a place to 
hang their hat if they want to visit China." 
John von Wentzel says, "I split my time be- 
tween London (where I work for Deutsche 
Bank, financing aircraft, rolling stock and 
shipping, now in my 16th year) and Devon 
(where my son Christoph is now at Mount 
House school). He is enjoying the country 
life, particularly climbing, and just learned to 
bicycle last weekend without training 
wheels. Aside from shoring up my house in 
London from time to time, I am coming to 
grips with planting a garden in Devon, and 
keeping an ancient Italian motorcar running. 
I was pleased to see that Coach Abu is still on 
his winning ways. My running days are be- 
hind me, a combination of enthusiastic 
snowboarding and dropping motorcycles on 
my knee, so I will be biking and (to a lesser 
extent) blading instead." 


Class of 1987 

Amy B. Northup 

84 Central Street 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 465-0724 

anorthup @pacificpkg. com 

Kristen M. Poulin 

41 Main Street 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 462-9953 

keith_poulin@yahoo. com 

So, our 20th Reunion came and went. 

Julie DonatWoldin '87 and her 
husband Matt 

We had a really good turnout, a rainy 
Saturday, as expected, but a great time. I 
think everyone who made it back to campus 
and the greater Newburyport area, was hap- 
py he or she did. It was a lot of fun to catch 
up and laugh with people that you hadn't 
seen, in some cases, for 10 or 15 or even 20 
years. I highly recommend attending, so if 
you were unable to make the 20th, pencil in 
the 25 th now. We had some candids from 
the weekend that I tried to email to every- 
one. If you didn't get it, it was because we 
didn't have your email address or we had an 
incorrect one. Be in touch if you'd like me 
to send the link. 

When stalking people prior to, and even 
after, reunion (sorry), we got some nice up- 
dates and friendly notes. 

Julie (Donat) Woldin emailed, "I've 
been thinking about the reunion a lot lately. 
And unfortunately we're not able to make it. 
Yep, I said 'we'... I was married two weeks 
ago in Philadelphia (late April) and honey- 
mooned in St. John for 10 days. Jahnna 
(Boutin) Henderson was my matron of 
honor and did a damn fine job of it! And I 
am lucky also to see her and her family (their 

84 TlwArchon &> Fall 2007 

daughter Teagan is beautiful) frequent- 
ly, as they're only 25 minutes away. 
Diana Stram made the epic journey 
east (from Alaska) for the wedding too 
- never was there ever a kinder woman. 
She just rocks." Amy (Mack) 
Forsthoffer wrote, "Reunion was a 
wonderful time and I was so happy to 
see everyone, especially those who 
traveled so far. Lots of people were 
missed, so we'll have to look forward to 
25 and 30! Mark, Finley and I have 
been enjoying the summer, with 
Forsthoffer and Mack family reunions 
along the way. In early August we had 
a great time with my sister Katie '93, 
brother Andy and his wife Jen (Jasse) 
(both '91) and their kids Natalie (4) 
and Andrew (2) at the beach on Plum 
Island. We are headed back to Plum Island to 
finish off the summer in a week or so, which 
will also mark the end of my 8.5 years at 
Oracle! I'm leaving at the end of August to 
be home full time with Finley, and I could 
not be more excited about it. It will be a big 
change, but one we're ready for. I hope 
everyone has had a great summer, and let's be 
in touch. Best email now is amy_forsthof-" Jeff Katz said he was 
buried in diapers, but, "I can always spare a 
few minutes to brag about the little guy... 
John Wolf Katz (aka JW), born 5/25/07 at 
7.5 lbs / 19.5" long. He's now 15 lbs / 24"+, 
healthy and very happy. 'John' after my fa- 
ther-in-law and 'Wolf after my great-grand- 
father." Congratulations! Mike Curtis is 
busy with his career and writes, "This just up 
on YouTube - we shot with the first Red 
One camera on the east coast (a super high 
resolution digital cinema camera) and posted 
the Making Of video on YouTube 
Click video in middle to play. I'm pictured 
in red t-shirt at 33 seconds in, about 2:24 re- 
maining on the display. I have a website 
called HD for Indies all about independent 
filmmaking, been doing for about 4-5 mil- 
lion page views over the last 3-1/2 years. (I 
consult on this kind of stuff) I have short 
hair now after 15 years with a ponytail." 

Kris Kobialka sent a quick note saying, 
"Great seeing you all at #20. Hope more of 
my classmates will play in the Alumni 
Concert next time! Hi, Amy. I meant to send 
in a card, but as usual, forgot." Jenn Todd 

John Wolf Katz, son of Jeff Katz '87 

emailed from California, "I am enjoying life 
in sunny San Diego with my husband John. 
It's now been nine years since I moved out 
here. I am the Manager of Business Analytics 
at a company called Illumina which engages 
in the development, manufacture, and mar- 
keting of life science tools and integrated 
systems for the analysis of genetic variation 
and biological function. I ran my first half 
marathon in January and am hooked. I hope 
to run it again this year." Congratulations on 
the marathon, and good luck with your next 

Thanks to all those who were in touch. 
Please stay that way. Enjoy the fall and we 
hope to hear from you soon. 


Class of 1988 

Deana D. Boyages 

156 Aurora Street 

Hudson, OH 44236 

(330) 474-1392 

dboyages @msn . com 

20th Class Reunion 

June 6,7,8,2008 

Shawn Gager passed away suddenly on 
September 16 as a result of an infection that 
entered her spinal fluid. Shawn was also an 
alumna of Colby College and Babson 
(MBA) . At the time of her death she was en- 
gaged to be married. Contributions may be 

made in her name to The National 
MS Society, PO Box 4527, New 
York, NY 10163. 

While at GDA, our class grew 
together as a close-knit family shar- 
ing wins, losses, good grades, and a 
few bad, late nights, studying for ex- 
ams, running to morning meeting 
with wet hair, snow days, class spirit 
day, and Mansion House Saturdays 
to name a very few. We were dys- 
functional at times, but never unsup- 
portive when called upon. We share 
so much in common, yet we are all 
so different. We have one another to 
lean on. We will always remember, 
never to forget. We lost Shawn 
Gager much too soon and in the 

prime of her life. I asked as many of you as 

I could get to, to send a memory of Shawn. 

I received so many wonderful notes. We are 

dedicating these notes to her. 

"I was so saddened to learn the news of 
her passing. I attended her wake on Monday 
evening and it was evident that Shawn 
deeply touched many people throughout her 
short time on this earth. Her family did a 
wonderful job of compiling mementos and 
photographs of Shawn throughout her life 
including her time at Brookwood, GDA and 
Colby. Wilderness and underwater photo- 
graphs that she had taken also appeared in a 
beautiful slide show chronicling her adven- 
turous life. Shawn had an incredible zest for 
life and appreciated the great outdoors. 
Shawn was a kind, generous, down-to-earth, 
selfless and determined young woman. I'll 
always remember her fearless and cheerful 
attitude on the ice and playing fields. Even 
though she often faced defeat as a goalie on 
the GDA varsity lacrosse team, she never lost 
her witty sense of humor or determination. 
She was a fierce competitor and loyal team- 
mate. The Class of '88 has lost a fine young 
woman much too soon. Her family and fi- 
ance are in my thoughts and prayers." —Kara 
Moheban McLoy 

"I have these memories of Shawn... 
Shawn was the type of person who was al- 
ways trying to cheer people up - she would 
know just what to say to make me smile. She 
was also so good at being with people. We 
definitely had our different groups in high 
school and Shawn was one of those special 
people who could move from group to 

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class notes 

from left to right: Reena Manimalethu, 

Erin Saunders Brunstein, Michele Bolyea 

and Shawn Gager, Class of 1988 

group and everyone loved her for exactly 
who she was. I remember Shawn as sincere 
and loving life. She truly cared about other 
people's happiness even in high school... I 
have such vivid memories of Shawn. Only 
now I realize how much of an impact she 
made on my life just being herself - a nice, 
fun-loving and accepting person. I pray 
Shawn is at peace now and I know we will 
all miss her and think of her often in these 
next few months... "-Reena Manimalethu 

"I'll always have fond memories of 
Shawn and was saddened by the news. I will 
always remember her ever present 
smile."-Andy Rybicki 

"I am so saddened by the loss of Shawn. 
She was my 'fellow day student' and a trust- 
ed friend. She was passionate but lightheart- 
ed, caring and fun. I remember fun times: JV 
lacrosse before she went varsity, perching in 
the window sills in the library, her very shag- 
gy sheepdog, a nighttime bonfire on a beach, 
tie dye at Shawnie's house, and always crash- 
ing in our boarder friends' rooms. I was re- 
ally counting on her company for the re- 
union next spring and the opportunity to 
catch up, maybe meet the other Sean. If I 
learn anything from this loss it is to really 
seize the day and live life unapologetically 
like Shawn always did. I miss you, Shawnie 
— you are deeply loved! "-Erin Saunders 

"When I heard the news I called Heidi 
(Danielson) Stevens, and we were talking 
about how Shawn had no fear. Whether it 
was on the field, or at a party or a dance, she 
got right into the thick of things with great 
enthusiasm. Looking back on that time from 
an adult perspective, I really admire Shawn's 
courage and confidence during those years. 

My heart goes out to her family and fi- 
ance."— Megan Fabrega 

"I have memories of her from the time 
I was a small child through our many days in 
carpool together. The words that come to 
my mind when I think of her are genuine, 
honest and steady. She stuck to her business, 
not easy to do in high school, and had such 
a kind manner about her and yes a great sly 
wit that was so unexpected from her more 
quiet nature. Someone with such solid feet 
on the ground should not have lost her foot- 
ing so soon."— Tica Barry Lubin 

"I can see Shawn's face and hear her 
loud and ready laughter. She was quick to 
step up to a challenge, never squeamish, al- 
ways fearless. She was one of my first girl 
'buddies' and helped set in my young life the 
idea that strong women tended to make 
great company. She was the first girl I ever 
met who could swear with quite so much 
skill and glee and, boy could she ever swear. 
I'm not sure how we first became friends but 
I know it was early in freshman year and she 
stayed one of the constants in my life during 
the tumult that is adolescence. I remember 
Friendly 's runs and ski trips, hanging around 
the French building and Mansion house. I 
remember seeing her run in those ridiculous 
field hockey goalie leg protectors and cheer- 
ing when she blocked a shot, any shot, be it 
a ball on the ground, a ball in the air, or a 
puck on the ice. I haven't talked to Shawn in 
a lot of years but Christ now she is gone I am 
finding I miss her a lot."— "Zabs" Chris 

"I, too, was deeply saddened about this 
news and since I was unable to attend 
Shawn's funeral yesterday I wanted to add: 
Shawn was so likeable and outgoing. She 
had so many friends. Her drive in her ath- 
letic and academic pursuits at GDA influ- 
enced her strong success in her professional 
and personal life. I will always remember her 
for her humor, catchy smile, incredibly posi- 
tive attitude, and unconditional friendship." 
-Jill Miller 

"I am very sorry to hear about Shawn. 
My relationship with her was on the ice. 
She was an excellent goalie and I loved be- 
ing her defenseman. She would frequently 
say, 'Get it Flamer'. I will certainly keep her 
and her family in my prayers. I lost my best 
friend in medical school suddenly, and to this 
day can not believe that he is gone. In the 

field of medicine that I practice, I frequently 
see young lives taken, and only want to re- 
mind you all to be thankful for each and 
every day, to keep all our daily struggles in 
perspective, and to count your blessings. God 
Bless. "-Michelle LaFlamme 

"That is very very sad news about 
Shawn. I heard yesterday and it made me 
very upset. It's times like these where we 
really remember what's important to us that 
is so often forgotten. I miss all of my GDA 
classmates and hope they are all well and 
happy. I don't know what to say about 
Shawn other than I have fond memories of 
her and I send her family my sincere condo- 
lences."— Dan Morison 

"I recall Shawn as an always-smiling, 
upbeat, passionate, hockey-playing classmate. 
I don't ever recall not seeing her without a 
jump in her step and a smile on her face. 
This news is tragic and bothersome. I, too, 
am glad to know our classmates are rallying 
behind this sudden happening."— Andy 

"The news of Shawn's passing is espe- 
cially sad and tragic. She was a truly upbeat 
person. I cannot ever remember seeing 
Shawn without a smile on her face. I re- 
member back to our freshman year and 
GDA. She was in a lot of my classes and was 
on the first ever varsity girls hockey team. 
She was the goalie! She would always ask 
questions about hockey. She definitely en- 
joyed the game more than any other 
girl... and equal to any boy that ever 'strapped 
on the pads'. I think that she was the captain 
of the team our senior year and one of the 
MVPs. More recently, I served with Shawn 
on the Alumni Council. I would usually sit 
near her at the meetings. She was great! She 
always had a positive and intelligent com- 
ment regarding the school or an upcoming 
alumni event. She always had a humorous 
comment or expression for the past 
President of the Alumni, Jim Deveney Devs 
would give her grief for leaving an alumni 
meeting early to go play pick up hockey. He 
would say with a smile, 'Shawn... don't you 
have to leave, now, for hockey?' She would 
reply with, 'Don't you wish you were play- 
ing, too?' I will miss Shawn. She was a ter- 
rific classmate! I am thankful to have known 
her and grateful to call her my 
friend."-Chris D'Orio 

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Jessica Clapp Hennessy's '89 wedding with Ashley Newbert '89, Kristin Brown '89 and 

Jen Shinsky '89, to the right of her. 

"She was easily one of the most positive 
people I have ever met. And resilient. I was 
only on a couple teams with her, and don't 
think we had winning seasons. But she was 
positive just about every time she set foot on 
the field. Being self-employed in a very 
competitive business, I can't help but feel any 
perseverance I have as an adult comes from 
having played sports in school, and from 
people who shared long bus rides back to 
GDA from St. George's. Shawn was a good 
teammate. While Shawn and I were not in 
touch, I just found myself thinking how she 
would have definitely been at our reunion, 
and that I would have looked forward to see- 
ing her. I bet everyone remembers her en- 
thusiasm for being the goalie on the 
women's ice hockey team, her dedication to 
all of the teams in the sports she played, and 
the tenacity and grace she brought to every 
game, win or lose. Reading Mr. Moonves' 
email, it's no surprise she was coaching ice 
hockey, and that she was at Brookwood. 
Shawn was an important part of our class's 
spirit."-^Jenny Reynolds 

My most recent communication with 
Shawn was trying to find out if we were go- 
ing to be vacationing to the Cayman Islands 
at the same time. Unfortunately, our trips 
did not overlap. We had a few laughs, joking 
about a GDA reunion in the Caymans with 

Kara and Jason too. Whenever you spoke to 
Shawn on the phone you could 'hear' her 
smiling on the other end. She had an in- 
domitable spirit that will live on in each of 
us. At our reunion, we will all miss her phys- 
ical presence, but can take this opportunity 
to appreciate what we all have together. 
Shawn would have loved that. We are all 
better for having known such a special per- 
son. Thinking of you all, Deana Boyages 


Class of 1989 

Kristin A. Brown 

45 Georgian Road 

Weston, MA 02493-2 110 

(781) 893-3523 

kbrown@pingree. org 

Greetings, classmates! As I write this, 
the Red Sox embark on their final series 
with the Yankees this weekend, holding on 
to a five-game lead. By the time you read 
this - let's hope they have had success in the 
post-season. Although, once again, I have not 
heard from many of you — (despite my pleas 
to e-mail me if it is easier than snail mail) — 
I did hear from two of our classmates who 
have been "out of touch" for a while. Joe 
Lipchitz writes, "Jillian and I just moved to 
a house in Needham, MA right down the 

street from a farm. The kids love it. I'm still 
at Mintz Levin enjoying being a business lit- 
igator. Hope all is well with you." Joy 
Chuba (Fosdick) continues to enjoy sunny 
Florida and sent a nice e-mail. She wrote, 
"Life here in Orlando could not be better. 
Jim and I celebrated our 10th wedding an- 
niversary in June and I have an amazing new 
job. I am the Executive Director for the 
Children's Advocacy Center in Kissimmee 
and I feel so blessed to be in a position to 
help in the community fight against child 
abuse. My job keeps me incredibly busy, but 
I do get to Massachusetts occasionally to vis- 
it my family, which now includes my two 
adorable nephews. I have fallen out 
of touch with most of my GDA friends, 
but would love to hear from them 
( I hope everyone 
else is doing well!" Hard to believe it has 
been ten years since your wedding, Joy!" 

A while back I (Kristin Brown) heard 
from Jessica Pidgeon (Cowles) who is en- 
joying her time in Hanoi,Vietnam where her 
husband, Bill, works for the State Dept. and 
Jessica works in admissions at an internation- 
al school. Both of her boys (Will and Matt) 
are in school there and seemed to have set- 
tled in well despite the transition from their 
time in Canada. 

Towards the end of the summer, several 
of our classmates got together — the guys for 
a weekend of golf in New Hampshire (in- 
cluding Rob Wattie, Pat Riley, Matt 
Downing, Derek Van Vliet and Rob 
Ashworth and my husband, Aaron Hirsch) 
while the wives and kids enjoyed some time 
at the beach in Manchester, and celebrated 

Future GDA Alums?? Left - Right; Alex Van 

Vliet (5), Carrolyn Downing (3 1/2), William 

Van Vliet (3), Robbie Wattie (1 1/2), Sarah 

Hirsch (Almost-2 Kristin Brown's daughter) 

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Brian Rogers '90, Shaun Toomey '90, Peter Bragdon, David Smith '90 and 
John Hellerman '89 gather in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

Isabella and Bailey Nadeau's fifth birthday 
(Dan Nadeau's twin daughters). It was a 
fun little reunion and I am including a pic- 
ture of several of our kids — GDA alums in 
15 years??? Jessica Clapp was married in 
late June at a beautiful ceremony in the 
Adirondacks. She and her husband Richard 
have settled in to their new home in Stowe, 
Vermont. I have included a photo of Jessica 
with her bridesmaids who included Jenn 
Shinsky (Ashare), Ashley Newbert, and 
me. In addition to catching up with many 
GDA friends this summer, Aaron and I also 
returned to Singapore to visit old friends and 
reminisce about our years there. It had been 
three years since we left and it was great to 
be back. We also spent some time in Bah — 
our third time there, but first time with Sarah 
and it was just wonderful. We were a bit ap- 
prehensive about bringing a 20-month-old 
with us on such a long journey (19-hour di- 
rect non-stop flight!) but she was amazing - 
in fact handled the flight and jetlag far better 
than Aaron and I! All right, that is it for 
now... BUT, my e-mail address is above... if 
you have managed to take the time to read 
these class notes, surely you can take the time 
to e-mail a brief blurb and share with our 
class your whereabouts and what is new. Do 
it now, don't wait. We would love to hear 
from you! 


Class of 1990 

Nicolle Fardy DelliColli 

311 Lowell Street #2116 

Andover, MA 01810 

Alyssa Huber writes, "Greetings! Lots 
going on this past year. . . my husband and I 
opened our own restaurant called '51 
Lincoln' in Newton Highlands. Although 
I still maintain my job as in-house 
corporate counsel for IONA Technologies 
(a software company), my husband is the 
executive chef of the restaurant and runs 
the show basically. Check us out at and come in to 
visit!!" Alyssa, I just checked the website and 
it looks terrific! I will make it a point to stop 
in. I encourage many GDA alums to visit. 
Congratulations and best of luck with this 
new endeavor! Dan Vinkovetsky updates, 
"Things are good! My wife Sarah and I will 
celebrate our five-year anniversary in 
September and I am now the cultivation ed- 
itor of High Times magazine where I've 
worked now for years. No kids yet but we're 
practicing." Dan, congratulations on your 
anniversary and your promotion! And 
thank you for always making us/me! laugh 
and smile! You rock. Dan can be reached at 
dan@high times . com. 

Thanks, Dan and Alyssa. Best wishes to 
all. Until next time 

Abigail and Emma Remis 

Lisa Widdeke '92 and Peter Bragdon 

in San Diego 


Class of 1991 

Nicole F LaTour 

9 Worcester Street 

Boston, MA 02118 

(617) 267-2008 

Hi all, I hope this note finds you all well 
and enjoying fall. I tried e-mailing those 
whose e-mail addresses I had, and found that 
it compelled more of you to write, so hope- 
fully this trend will continue. I actually re- 
ceived an e-mail from Scott Miller's moth- 
er who wrote, "Hi Nicole, this is Scott's 
mom. He's not in a position to send news of 
himself, so I'll do it for him. On June 2nd 
he and Alexandra Webb of Andover were 
married in the GDA chapel, followed by a 
Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Western 
Caribbean. As an MP in the 972 Army 

88 The Archon ef Fall 2007 

National Guard Company, Scott is presently 
training at Fort Dix, NJ, prior to deployment 
to Iraq which is where he'll probably be 
when The Archon goes to press. This is his 
second deployment to the Middle East." 
Thank you, Mrs. Miller, for passing this 
along and we all wish Scott the best and 
hope he will be home safely soon! Caren 
Lee Walker writes that in 2002 she earned 
her MBA. "Unfortunately I'm not using it in 
my job as a claims adjuster with GEICO. 
Probably the only new thing with me is that 
I have taken up competitive running. I'm 
currently training for my seventh marathon 
with the hopes of qualifying for Boston this 
time.... perhaps I will make it up that way 
next Patriot's Day." Procreation still seems to 
be a recurring theme amongst many of you, 
here is the latest in the arrival news: Toby 
Levine Kumin and her husband Michael, 
welcomed their first child, a son, Noah 
Emmanuel, on May 15th. They are doing 
well and I can personally attest that Toby is a 
wonderful mother already and Noah seems 
to have absorbed much of his mother's yoga 
vibes in utero and is one mellow and deli- 
cious baby! 

Regan Jones Thompson writes, "My 
husband and I welcomed our third child, a 
boy, this past June. His name is Nash James 
Thompson and he joins his older sisters, 
Hayle, age 3-1/2 and Peyton, age 2. 
Needless to say, my husband is thrilled to 
have added a boy to the mix. I must say, 
though, having three kids under the age of 
four keeps me pretty busy." Steve Aron 
wrote, "Well, I am now expecting my second 
daughter at the end of August. Crazy. My 
first, Gabrielle, is only 13 months old now. 
Other than that news, all is the same, we are 
all getting older." Pete Jacobs and his wife 
Megan welcomed their first child, a daugh- 
ter, Phoebe Louise Jacobs, in San Francisco 
on August 17th weighing in at 61bs. 1 oz. In 
other news, Karen Stern writes, "I am 
working part time at Unidine, a dining serv- 
ices company in Newton as in-house 
Counsel. My son, Oliver, is now 17months 
old and walking and talking". 

In closing, I (Nicole LaTour) usually 
don't write about myself but I would be re- 
miss this time around if I didn't. As I write 
these notes I am five days away from my own 
wedding. I am getting married in Boston on 
September 15th to Kevin MacLaughlan. 
Karen Stern and Catherine Batchelder 

are two of my bridesmaids and other GDA 
alum in attendance will be Matt Murphy, 
Stratton Newbert, Todd Bairstow, Bence 
Oliver and Toby Kumin. Needless to say 
this summer has been busy both with work 
and planning but I am thrilled to be marry- 
ing such a wonderful man and even happier 
to be sharing this milestone with so many 

old and dear friends. Until next time and, 

as always, keep in touch! 


Class of 1992 

Catharine "Cassie" A. Firenze 

44 Dean Street 

Belmont, MA 02478 

The Class of 1992 has been busy as ever, 
and was slightly better about returning post- 
cards and emails on this go-round. It's always 
good to hear from you. 

Chris Ruggiero has big news. He and 
Danielle welcomed Ryan Christopher 
Ruggiero on May 3rd and have spent the 
summer enjoying their expanded family. 
They spent a week in Newport and are 
getting used to sleepless nights! Rugg is 
still working for Diebold and business has 
been good. He reports that Devin Sullivan 
and Matt Remis are also new dads. 
Congratulations also to Randy 
Hemming who announces that Ashley 
Estelle Hemming was born in February. 
He is still living in LA, doing commercial 
real estate and enjoying it. Josh Lappin 
and his family made a big move this sum- 
mer. They've left Worcester after nine 
years and are now in Dedham. Josh is now 
teaching seventh grade English and history 
at Dexter School in Brookline. Josh re- 
ports that Joe Montminy has taken a new 
position as a federal prosecutor in 
Birmingham, AL. Jon Kazanjian is living 
not far from me, in Waltham. He's spend- 
ing time at home with his son and dog, 
Bruschi (of course!) while running his 
own business, Life's Hi-Lights, which does 
video slide shows, video editing, conver- 
sion of old media to DVD, etc. Sounds like 
he's got his hands full! A few weeks ago I 
was at a baby shower for Amy Daniels, 
whose baby boy is due in October. She and 
Patrick are still happy in Hamilton, and Amy 
has just made a work move — now she's with 
New England Development, based in 

Josh Lappin's '92 daughter McKenna and 

son Seamus below. 

Matt '92 and Cindy Remis' new 
daughter, Emma Lily. 

Newburyport. At the shower I also caught 
up with Saundra Watson '93, who finished 
her Master's degree and is now teaching in 
the Needham Public Schools. We had din- 
ner with Candice Denby this week who 

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was in town briefly for a conference. 
Candice traveled to Africa this summer to 
build houses with Habitat for Humanity and 
was able to spend some time on safari as 
well. Her pictures were amazing and really 
showed connections that the group was able 
to make with local children. She reports that 
the coffee and vegetarian food were better 
than anything she's had around here! 
Patrick Gervais reports that life is good in 
Canada. Patrick has made some GDA con- 
nections lately through Facebook, which is 
actually how I got his news! Turns out we're 
not too old, we can still be hip! Hop on and 
see who you can find. Tara Ryan 
McDermott reports, "My husband Joe and I 
are proud to announce the birth of our sec- 
ond son, Dalton Thomas McDermott. He 
arrived on March 7th weighing 91bs. and 
measuring 20 inches long. Our new family 
is doing great." 

As for me, I (Cassie Firenze) don't 
have much to report. In August, I complet- 
ed the Breast Cancer Three-Day, a 60-mile 
walk around the Boston area benefiting 
Susan G. Komen for the Cure. It was amaz- 
ing, despite the 100-degree weather. Now 
I'm adjusting to the start of another school 
year, life in the suburbs, and life with a very 
energetic puppy. Hope that all is well with 


Class of 1993 
IngridA. Cunney 

33 Windsor Avenue 

Lynn, MA 01902-1128 

(781) 842-1150 

Shawn T. Markey 

1 Elm Street 

Byfield, MA 01922-2734 

(978) 499-4959 

smarkey@govsacdemy. org 

15th Class Reunion 

June 6,7,8,2008 

Hello, class! Not many of you respond- 
ed for this Archon.You must be busy enjoy- 
ing your summers! I (Ingrid Cunney) 

Cara Endyke '93 with her three kids, 

Jack (6) , Suleyka (4) , and Liam 

(17 months). 

know it was a very busy but fun summer for 
me. I have three children now, ages 6, 4 and 
3 and they keep me moving. I just took a 
position as a preschool teacher, and I am re- 
ally loving it. Hopefully the next time you 
have a chance to write to The Archon you 
■will, so your classmates can see what won- 
derful things you have been up to! I heard 
from Use Abusamra who says she's still liv- 
ing in NYC working as a college counselor 
at a private high school. She is running and 
traveling for fun, and just celebrated Jen 
Saunders' wedding with Nancy Stevenson 
and Andrea Weetman (Manning) in June. 
She sends her best wishes to all. Sanjeev 
Ayyar wrote in to tell us they're still in San 
Antonio and that their little girl is now two 
and everyone is doing well! 

Cara Endyke reports, "My family and I 
are doing very well. I have three kids now! 
Jack is 6, Suleyka is 4 and Liam is 17 months! 
I attached a picture of us meeting the cast of 
the movie Cars which, in the preschool 
world, is totally awesome! We have lived in 
Baltimore for six years, but have a big move 
in our near future (May). I accepted a job as 
a manager of a health program in Zambia, so 
we are packing up the house and moving to 
Africa for the next couple of years! We 
have a family blog that I hope to update at 
some point: 
(Doran is my husband's name and Endyke is 
mine, together we are 'the Dordykes'). 
When we move, we will try to have more 
frequent entries. I was talking with Amy 
Chase and I think she had a baby a while 
ago - a little girl, but I didn't hear when the 
baby was born, so she may still be pregnant. 
I know that Simkins got married recently as 

Andrea Manning Weetman says, "Lots 
of news for me: I got married in April 2007 
to Ben Weetman. We met in NY four years 
ago and got married in Staffordshire, 
England where he is from. Anne Savage 
was my maid of honor and Jen Saunders 
was a bridesmaid. We moved to Zurich, 
Switzerland in early July for Ben's job with a 
Swiss bank. We will be here for a few years 
and are enjoying it so far. I am on a leave of 
absence from my job at Lehman Brothers 
right now- taking some time to get us set- 
tled and learn some German! I may rejoin 
them here in Zurich. Hope everyone is 

Class of 1994 

Kristen L. Hughes 

5649 Colbath Avenue 

Van Nuys, CA 91401-4725 

(818) 780-1309 

kris. hughes@sbcglobal. net 

This blank column was brought to you 
by the Class of 1994. 


Class of 1995 

Edward Guzman 

2376 Branleigh Park Court 

Reston, VA 20191 

(718) 729-1318 

Michael C. Noon 

136Waverly Place, Apt. 15B 

NewYork, NY 10014-6862 

Well, it would appear that, even with a 
class secretary (or two), the Class of '95 is a 
little remiss in reporting news — despite the 
best efforts of a provocative solicitation let- 
ter. No one, it would seem, knows why the 
exclamation, "Yeah, dude!" has yet to be le- 
gitimized by any dictionary of note. Yet, I re- 
tain hope. 

I (Michael Noon) did hear from a few 
of you. Eric Whittier reports that he is chief 
resident of a hospital in Portland, ME, finish- 
ing up his final year of residency. Soldier on! 
He mentioned catching up with Sung An 
recently, who is now living in Hong Kong 
and getting along splendidly — despite the 

90 The Archon &> Fall 2007 

Chris Stringer '95 and wife Amy. 

ironic profusion of Communists who rule 
his city of choice. Ed Guzman, my illustri- 
ous co-secretary, is in Virginia with his wife 
and two sons, reaping halcyon joys of the 
suburban Utopia, with an easy commute to 
DC and his job as a Sports Editor at the 
Washington Post. 

Jennifer Smith's book, Reconstructing 
American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to 
Citizen Kane (U. of Kentucky Press) was re- 
cently published. Jennifer, now teaching at 

Mike Angelis '95 playing Annie Oakley at the Buffalo 
Bill Olde Tyme Wild West Rodeo and Traveling Asset 

Management Show. 

the University of Warwick in England, is 
working on a second book combining her 
work in history, literature and film studies. 
She graduated from Wellesley College before 
earning her M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. from 
Yale University. Jennifer's work focuses on "a 
comparative analysis of traditional and pop- 
ular forms of American historical writing 
and historiacl cinema between 1920 and 
1945," with a particular interest in "the 
changing perspectives on Civil War and 
frontier history from the late 19th century to 
the present." 

One response was of such outlandish 
dimensions, I was unable to summarize ef- 

"Mike Angelis was recently spotted 
out west in Cap'n B. Heartland's "Buffalo 
Bill Olde Tyme Wild West Rodeo and 
Traveling Asset Management Show." He's 
played Annie Oakley on alternating 
Thursday nights from March through 
November for the last six years, and appar- 
ently does a grueling 36 performances a 
week during the entire month of June when 
the show steamrolls into San Francisco for its 
annual Big Bay Broo-Hah. The photo is a 
promo pic from their two-week 'Sprung a 
Hole-Lotta Leaks in Salt Lake City' spring 
palooza. During his spare time off-season, he 
teaches art in CT and makes comic strips, 
mostly as an attempt to justify buying a lot of 
expensive rapidograph pens. He has two 
post-college age kids named Subsidized and 
Unsubsidized, and a four- 
year old Shih Tzu named 
Car Payment, all of 
whom are responsible for 
him having a savings ac- 
count littered with only 

As for me, I don't 
know if I've ever written 
in to The Archon, myself. 
And rather than try to 
maintain any air of mys- 
tery, I'll spill. I was mar- 
ried in August to Susanna 
Harris, an actress I was 
lucky enough to meet in 
an off-Broadway Hamlet a 
few years back. Acting has 
sadly taken a back-burner 
to plugging away at my 
second novel, while I 

continue to shop the first one around. I hope 
to finish number two off by the end of the 
year, if I can get back into a rhythm after this 
summer of too much travel and too many 
house guests, here in New York. 


Class of 1996 

Janna De Risi 

3 Ladder Court, Southdown Landing 

Huntington, NY 1 1 743-2556 

(631) 659-3036 

jannaderisi@hotmail. com 

Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

2931 N. Sheffield Avenue Apt. 1 

Chicago, IL 60651 

lahejef@gmail. com 

Michael Silverio writes that he just re- 
turned from a trip to Italy this summer with 
his wife and her family. He also took a new 
position at AIG and is excited about the op- 
portunity. Katie Lyons Nugent writes that 
she hopes these updates find everyone happy 
and healthy. She is still working in Boston as 
forensic interviewer for the Middlesex 
District Attorney's Office at their Child 
Abuse Unit. She lives in West Medford with 
her husband and they are expecting a baby in 
December. They are obviously very excited 
about it and we wish her the best of luck. 
Raymond Long writes from Byfield that he 
has moved back into Perkins dormitory this 
year. Hopefully, no more moves for the next 
couple of years after this one. Other than 
that, he is busy preparing for year #3. It is in- 
credible to think that he has already been 
back there for three years. He writes that he 
saw Jesse Soursourian '99 play to a select 
crowd at the Abbey Lounge with his band 
NYC Smoke and they rocked. Then, Jason 
Rivera sent me an intriguing note about an 
encounter that we almost had. He also de- 
cided to e-mail rather than write which is by 
far the easiest way for me to compile the 
notes and the easiest way for the entire Class 
of '96 to quickly post a note to our class. 
Hopefully, I will hear from more of you for 
the next Archon. Jason writes that his life is 
going well. He is working at AMP which is 
an ad agency in Boston as a Director in the 
Research and Strategic Planning Group. He 
travels constantly for his job and has been to 
34 states in the last couple of years. He says 
that his surprise favorite state is Idaho be- 

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Kathy May Soliven '97 with children 
Ethan and Amanda 

Jason Rivera's '96 1953 Chevy 

cause "it's super pretty and the people are 
pretty rad." Attached to this note are a cou- 
ple of pictures of Jason's new toy For those 
of you that remember him cruising around 
in the Ford Fairlane at GDA, he recently 
purchased a new project - a 1953 Chevy. He 
bought it a couple months ago and it's been 
chopped 6" and lowered 2". He has big plans 
for this car and aspires to turn it into an old 
school hot rod. He will spend the winter 
painting it black and starting all of the re- 
quired repairs. On a completely random 
note and as a testament to Red Sox nation, 
he was in Chicago when the Red Sox came 
to town and saw me there in the stands, but 
unfortunately we were not able to catch up. 
As for me ( JefFLaBelle), I have enjoyed the 
summer months in Chicago as it is always 
the best time of the year. I spent about two 
weeks in Spain traveling around Barcelona 
and running with the Bulls in Pamplona. I 
must say that the festivities for the San 
Fermin Festival are a close second to 
Oktoberfest. I hope that this note finds 
everyone doing well and looking forward to 
a great fall. 


Class of 1997 

Sandra T. Padilla 

5 36 West 113th Street, Apt. 31 

New York, NY 10025-8088 

(301) 254-7073 

Hello, Class of 1997. 1 hope all is well! 
As always, it's great to hear from you. 

Mara (McManus) Rhodes writes in 
from Steamboat Springs. She and her hus- 
band are expecting a baby girl in October. 
Congratulations, Mara! Nichelle Warren 
is enjoying life with all that it has to offer 
in Chicago. She has switched careers from 
social services to HR-Benefits 
Administration and is currently working 
with Hewitt Associates. Nichelle writes, "I 
recently bumped into GDA alum Myrt 
Stockdale who appeared to be doing very 
well. There is no added family for me yet 
but I'm certain that chapter of my life will be 
written soon, as I am now engaged to my 
boyfriend of 2.5 years. Maybe there will be 
some interesting things to tell next year. 
Strid, Dawn, Sammy, Naomi, Snoooop,... 
(This list could go forever), I miss you all 
very much! Reach out if you're able. 
NECHALS79@YAHOO.COM Well wishes 
to the remainder of our GDA Alum and the 
current Governor's Academy students." 
Melissa Rosen was married on Saturday, 

Melissa Rosen Seidmann '97 and 
husband Jonathan 

September 8th to Jonathan Siedmann. 
Kara Sergeant was one of the bridesmaids 
and organized the bacherlorette party! This 
fall, Melissa will begin a PhD in Health 
Policy and Management at the Heller 
School at Brandeis. Congratulations, 
Melissa! Kathy (May) Soliven writes in 
from Los Angeles. Kathy 's son Ethan started 
kindergarten this fall and her daughter 
Amanda is now in third grade. Both kids are 
playing soccer after school. Kathy and her 
husband Mike are excited to announce they 
are expecting baby #3 — Congratulations! 

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Photo was taken last May during a visit to Memphis for Peter Wesson '98 and Lindsay 

Patrick's wedding. Pictured from left to right: Laurie DiCicco, David DiCicco '98, 

Lindsay Patrick, Peter Wesson '98, Evan Trent '98 and Liz Duggan '98 

Rachel Gilbert-Cornish '98 with 

baby Ade 

Elizabeth E. Escobar 

888 Main Street, Apt. 402 

NewYork, NY 10044-0217 

(617) 254-6225 

ericksone e(S) 

10th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

Greetings, '98! Life has kept me busy 
since I (Elizabeth Escobar) last wrote. After 
finishing my clerkship in New Jersey, I have 
begun a new position as an attorney for 
Children's Services, here in NewYork. I am 
happy to be able to actually put my law de- 
gree to good use. In between jobs, my hus- 
band and I traveled to Spain for an overdue 
vacation and to celebrate our one-year wed- 
ding anniversary! 

Rachel Gilbert-Cornish, a long miss- 
ing classmate, writes, "Life has been pretty 
generous to me. I am living outside of 
London in a small village with my husband, 
James, and my three-month-old son, Ade. I 
have a Master's Degree in Fine Art; however, 
motherhood has kept me away from tradi- 
tional art and has led me to the art of nappy 
changing and lullabies. I never thought in a 
million years being a mom would be so 
amazingly blissful.... shocking and sickening 

to some to see me in such a state." She also 
strongly encourages folks to attend our up- 
coming reunion, asserting her own intent to 
attend. David DiCicco recently had to op- 
portunity to visit with Evan Trent and Liz 
Duggan at Peter Wesson's wedding in 
Memphis in May 2007. He reports: "It was 
a beautiful ceremony and fun was had by all. 
This fall marks my third." 


Class of 1999 

Jessica S. Zaplin 

22 Schiller Road 

West Roxbury, MA 02132 

(617) 797-5134 

jessrz 66@hotmail. com 

Jesse Soursourian reports, "Living in 
Brooklyn, NY with girlfriend, applying to 
MFA programs in playwriting at Brown and 
NYC this fall, and playing keyboard for 
NYC Smoke. Saw Courtney Craft '01, 
Ray Long '96 at our gig at the Abbey 
Lounge in Somerville." Justin Marshall is 
very excited about starting law school at 
Suffolk University this fall. He talks to Paul 
Morrissey who is currently living in Dublin 
where he is finishing his Master's thesis in 
contemporary literature at Trinity College. 
He is writing on the ethics of false memoirs 
(think James Frey, Frank McCourt,Augusten 
Burroughs, and others). He is heading into 
his third full year in Europe and couldn't be 
happier. "I have set my sights on starting 
PhD work here in April, although I still have 

some time to change my mind." Paul has 
heard from Mike Moore who is working 
hard to raise his daughter Elbe, and loving 
every second he gets to spend with her. 
According to pictures, Paul says she is beau- 
tiful. Paul was lucky enough to spend New 
Year's '06 in Budapest, Hungary with Tim 
Chase. Mike Porter is still living in 
Shanghai with his dog, Walter. He loves work 
and there is no sign of when he will move 
home. Mike was home for the 4th of July 
and saw Caroline Kelleher at Tia's and 
Ryan Donohue '96. 

My fiance, Jeremy, and I, (Jessica 
Zaplin), bought a house this past spring in 
Boston and have spent the summer remod- 
eling. It has been an exciting and fun 
process, but of course longer than we ex- 
pected. We hope to be in our new house in 
October. I am working at Mass General 
Hospital in the development office and am 
busy planning our June '08 wedding. I speak 
to Megan McShane often who is still living 
in Miami, FL doing sales for a national com- 
pany. Not many responses this time around. 
Where are you guys? I would love to 'write 
in with lots of Class of '99 updates. I hear 
through the grapevine of weddings, moves, 
new babies, career adventures and even a 
NewYork Times profile, but I would love to 
hear from the source to include you all in 

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Class of 2000 

Catherine E. Correia 

7624 SW 58th Lane, Apt. 236 

Gainesville, FL 32608-4980 

(617) 245-0244 

I (Catherine Correia) hope these notes 
find you all well. My life has somehow be- 
come incredibly busy and I am guessing that 
many of you have found yourself in the same 
place seeing that you all were probably so 
busy that you weren't able to get any notes 
in. Right now I am promising to myself, you 
the Class of 2000 and Sandy Keyes, to do a 
better job as class secretary and will have 
more notes next time! I am writing these 
notes on the eve of the first big football 
game of the season down in the Gator 
Nation. It's always incredible to see 
Winnebagos parked in the tail-gating ready 
position up to three days ahead of a game. 
Fall is a fun time down in Gainesville and it 
is also the start of the great weather down 
here. If anyone finds themselves in 
North/ Central Florida drop me a note at and maybe we 
can meet up. Tatiana (Hamboyan) 
Harrison wrote in to say that she recently 
had surgery on her right hand to remove the 
metal that she had placed during her wrist 
fusion done in July of 2000. Hopefully 
Tatiana is recovering well, because she is at- 
tending Jess Rybicki's '01 wedding to 
Chris Galat this month. Beth Coolidge 
wrote me a great email and seems to be do- 
ing really well. I felt like my email was glow- 
ing Beth seemed so happy! She is currently 
living in Owego, NY with her fiance of one 
year, Rory Martell. As a proud big sister, 
Bethy also wrote in a little update on her 
brother Charles (Skip) Coolidge '01. 
Charles is now a police officer and is attend- 
ing Norwich University inVT. Beth would 
love to catch up with you all. She can be 
reached at or on 
Livejournal at youngpadowan. 

Daria Grayer says, "Hello from the 
District! I am still in Washington, DC work- 
ing as a Bioethicist at Washington Hospital 
Center. I love my job but it requires very 
early hours since we go on rounds with the 
medical team. I am also starting my first year 
of law school in Washington, DC and will be 

a national leader law scholar! I am psyched! 
If anyone is ever in DC, give me a ring!" 
Hollis Erickson won top prize in Part II of 
the Newburyport Art Association's Fall 
Members Show with her painting "Untitled 
II," a magnified view of a female face. She 
won Best in Show over 270 other entries. 
"The innate beauty of this work lies in its 
ability to transform a face into an exciting 
study in light and texture," said juror Jane 
Young, director of the The Chase Gallery on 
Newbury Street in Boston. Holly is a 2004 
graduate of Skidmore College. 


Class of 2001 

Maria E. Collins 

211 Westpointe Circle 

Lafayette, LA 70506-5933 

(630) 231-5753 

babsmoo 1 9@aol. com 


Class of 2002 

James M. Morrissey 

1 Elm Street 

Byfield, MA 01922-2734 

(781) 729-3216 

jmorrissey@govsacademy. org 

Hi, everybody. Going on six years out 
and I hope you all are doing well. From 
what I hear, reunion was a blast, wish I could 
have been there. Things on the campus of 
Governor's are great. I moved from the 
Admissions office to the history department 
and I have found that I love teaching. I 
would like to hear from more of you guys 
next time. I'm sure you have a lot of inter- 
esting stories to tell and we would love to 
hear them! 

Mike Askenase says, "Hi guys! I'm 
currently living in Boston and working for 
Tufts University doing breast cancer re- 
search. I enjoy the work and hope to go to 
grad school for biology in a couple of years. 
My job also allows me to continue to take 
classes for free which I'm taking advantage 
of. Otherwise, I'm just living life and having 
fun in the city!" 

Class of 2003 

Laura E. Ellison 

346 Village Green Blvd. Apt. 104 

Ann Arbor, MI 48105 

(987) 270-7320 

07lee@williams. edu 

Michael D. O'Neill 

31 Pearson Drive 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 462-3733 

mdone@conncoll. edu 

Hi, everyone. Here we are for another 
addition of The Archon and just one more 
edition away from our five-year reunion! 
Congratulations to all the recent graduates 
and good luck to those with a few more se- 
mesters to go. 

Patrick Monigle will be remaining in 
Raleigh for another couple of years working 
on his Master's in geology at NC State. His 
Master's project is in Volcano Seismology and 
he's working on an eruption in the Pacific 
Ocean for his thesis. He will be in San 
Francisco in December speaking at a confer- 
ence but hopes to see everybody next sum- 
mer. Claire DeLacvivier was too busy 
traveling to write in, so her mom did it for 
her. Claire graduated from American 
University this spring and has been traveling 
all summer. She will anchor down in 
Madrid, Spain where she will be until 
December. She is taking Spanish classes and 
is determined to be fluent as quickly as pos- 
sible. She is living with a Spanish couple in 
the middle of town and taking classes at the 
University of Madrid. 

Mike O'Neill writes, "Ni Hao from 
the sunny, steaming Island of Taiwan. I have 
been having a marvelous time since touch- 
ing down two months ago. I have been off 
seeing the sights- temples, nightmarkets, 
beaches, museums etc. I have tried weird and 
wild food- BBQ snake, boiled squid soup, 
stinky tofu, and the best, rice steamed in pig's 
blood. Delicious. And you will be pleased to 
know I survived my first typhoon and 6.5 
magnitude earthquake.Teaching is also a 
tremendous experience. I get such a sense of 
accomplishment and satisfaction when I 
leave the classroom each day. I try so very 
hard to give my students here the same high 
quality education I received from such dis- 

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Jen- An Lieu '11, his father Philip Liu, and 

Mike O'Neill '03. 

Mike O'Neill '03 with Kevin Tung TO and his family in Taiwan. 

tinguished faculty members at GDA. 
Speaking of such, I just read about Mr. 
McCullough. Please pass along my sympa- 
thies to everyone back in Byfield. 

And last but not least, I have been busy 
for the Academy out here as well. Since land- 
ing, I have met with three families that have 
sons attending the Academy right now. They 
are fabulous hosts out here - they have taken 
me out to dinner three times now and have 
offered to take things back and forth from 
the states when they travel. Anyway, I am 
sending along two pictures. Please feel free to 
use them in The Archon or however you 

Also, if you want to know what I am up 
to, I have a blog about my adventures- tai-" 

Although I (Laura Ellison) haven't moved 
to an exotic country like Mike, a lot has 
changed for me, too. After graduating this 
spring, I moved out to Ann Arbor, MI and 
began working at Google at the start of July. 
The drive out was fun. My dad and I stopped 
at Cooperstown to check out the Baseball 
Hall of Fame, which is amazing for anyone 
even slightly interested in baseball. The 
weekend I moved out, the Red Sox hap- 
pened to be playing the Tigers in Detroit, so 
I was able to get a little bit of Boston even in 
the Midwest. I love Ann Arbor, but can not 
get used to hearing people say 'pop' instead 
of'soda'. I hope to see many of you Reunion 


Class of 2004 

Gregory M. Ceglarski 

1 Elm Street 

Byfield, MA 01922-2734 

(978) 463-0406 

gceglarski@spfldcol. edu 

Lesley T. Clunie 

32 Woodland Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-9736 

(978) 462-9736 

Kelsey M. Quigley 

13 Dunster Mall Center 

Cambridge, MA 02138-7523 

(978) 462-3776 

kquigley@fas. harvard, edu 

The Stonehill College Skyhawks 
women's cross country team finished in third 
overall place of 29 teams at the 35th annual 
UMass-Dartmouth Invitational recently. 
Academy alumnus Lesley Clunie came in 
23rd with a very respectable time of 19:08. 
Erin Giblin took a trip to Greece early this 
summer and then worked in Ireland for rest 
of the summer. She is back at Reed work- 
ing on her senior thesis. Jackie Ward has an 
internship with the New England Patriots 
Kraft Sports Production team based out of 
Gillette Stadium. She is majoring in broad- 

cast journalism and really trying to pursue 
her dream of becoming a sports 
anchor/sideline reporter. After interning at 
NECN with their morning news team 
(starting at 4:30 AM!), she is really looking 
forward to more reasonable hours and work- 
ing with the Pats. Jessica Long says, "After 
spending the fall in the Dominican Republic 
working for the DREAM Project (the 
Dominican Republic Education and 
Mentoring Project), I returned to 
Dartmouth to finish off my junior year. I 
had a standout year in track, placing in both 
weight (third) and shotput in Indoor 
Heptagonal Championship and placing in all 
four throwing events outdoors with a second 
place finish in the hammer. I received the 
Excellence Award (MVP of the team). This 
summer I was a research intern at the Joslin 
Diabetes Center in Boston, MA. It was a 
fabulous experience. Lastly, my niece/god 
daughter was born to my sister on April 25, 
2007. Her name is Sophia Rene Myles." 

As for me (Kelsey Quigley), this fall I 
started my second semester junior year at 
Harvard College, where I am studying child 
advocacy and children's rights law. Over the 
summer I worked on my first record, which 
will be released this fall. It's hard to believe 
that most of you guys are starting your sen- 
ior year! Please keep writing in and telling 
us what's going on in your lives, especially as 

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class notes 

you start to figure out post-graduation plans! 
And for those of you in Boston, let's find a 
time to get everyone together. 



Class of 2005 

KelseyA. Correia 

300 Summit Street #702304 

Hartford, CT 06106-3100 

(781) 245-0244 

kelsey. correia 

Ruth W. Splaine 

Saint Michael's College 

SMC Box 3863 

Colchester, VT 05439-0001 

rsplaine@smcvt. edu 


Class of 2006 

Maris a S. Frey 

Box 1661 Allegheny College 

520 North Main Street 

Meadville,PA 16335 

freym @allegheny. edu 

Margaret E. Hughes 

51 High Street 

Saint Albans, VT 05478-1618 

Mary Boadu said that her summer was 
great. She stayed in the Bronx, worked for a 
while, and during July and August did an in- 
ternship at a hospital in the Bronx. Now 
Mary is back for her second year at 
Columbia. She hope's everyone else had a 
great summer and hope that we all have a 
safe, healthy and fun sophomore year. Emilie 
Arthur said that she interned for the sum- 
mer at Anna Jaques Hospital in the founda- 
tion office. Emilie enjoyed the summer, vis- 
iting Nantucket and Heldsburg California 
(wine country). She spent time with Devin 
Defronzo and Caitlin McCarthy up at her 
lake house in Maine. Emilie looks forward to 
another year rooming with Julia Mclnnis 
up at UNH. 

Class of 2007 

fackA. Lamson 

51 South Hampton Road 

Amesbury, MA 01913-5733 

(978) 388-5368 

jack. lamson@quinnipiac. edu 

Rachel A. Stavis 

300 Summit Street #700624 

Trintity College 

Hartford, CT 06106 


Greetings class of 2007! We've all been 
busy so far this year, especially trying to stay 
in touch with each other! It's been great to 
hear from some of you about your summers 
and the start of school so far. Like Brian 
Day and Ana Almeyda-Cohen who both 
reported in from Colgate University. B-Day 
reports, "This summer I went to the 
Islanders training camp for a week. In early 
August I went to Lake Placid for the tryouts 
for the Under-20 World Junior Olympic 
Team. It was a 10-day long tryout with the 
top 40 kids in the US." Well done, Brian! 
Ana has adopted radio as a new activity 
along with dance. She is a Jazz DJ on the 
Colgate radio station. The two have one 
class together and report that school is going 
well so far. Alex Moran wrote from 
Gettysburg University and told us about her 
summer touring France! "I spent three 
weeks traveling around France where I visit- 
ed Paris, Nice, and Renne and took part in 
an exchange program. I had a great time and 
met some wonderful people." 

Keara Thomas '07 helped her new 
cross country team at The University of 
North Carolina-Charlotte start their 2007 
campaign on the right foot at the end of 
August. Keara came in third at 18:09.03, aid- 
ing the team as it claimed the first-place title 
at the Gamecock Invitational at the 
University of South Carolina in Columbia, 
S.C. Margaret Metz '07 has taken her 
place on the Division I lacrosse team of 
Denver University. She played approx. 20 
minutes in their first scrimmage vs. Notre 
Dame and had an assist. She is one of 12 
freshmen on the squad. Tammy Corcoran 
GDA '03 is also on the squad. DU finished 

15th in the nation in '07. News from 
Annapolis: Baileigh Kimball '07 is settling 
into the academic year well after an arduous, 
long, and very hot plebe summer. As a plebe 
she has no privileges and only 12 hours off 
the yard per week. Still she "takes it all in 
stride," reports her mom, who could not be 

Things at Quinnipiac University are 
quiet, though I (Jack Lamson) have already 
started working on a television show, the 
morning talk show called The Morning After. 
I'll be going on camera, for the first time 
live, next week! 

96 TheArchon «* Fall 2007 


A Coach's 

On a frigid February morning in a howling 
wind I donned a construction helmet and 
sprinkled Larry Piatelli's ashes in the 
gravel below what has become center ice of the 
new arena. Larry was the Academy's men's varsity 
hockey coach and assistant headmaster during the 
late 80s and early 90s. Larry went on to become a 
great headmaster of Albany Academy and then of 
Berkshire before dying suddenly from a heart attack 
in October of 2003. 

My thoughts spoke to Larry as I sowed his ashes: 

"Larry, you were the competitor who turned the 
Kent hockey program towards greatness: you did 
the same when you took the Cardinal Red men's 
hockey team to the Division II New England 
Championship in 1988 and subsequently into 
Division I hockey — twice into the Division I New 
England Play-Offs. 

You had an enduring impact upon those who 
played for you, those who competed against you, 
and those who worked with you. No one will ever 
forget your integrity, your passion and your heart. 

It is fitting that you will rest here center stage of an 
arena given by one of your former players. 

We love you." 

Peter W. Bragdon 
Headmaster Emeritus 


The Archon ■<*» Fall 2007 

in memoriam 



Clark McAdams Neily '37 of Gorham, 
ME, died on April 6, 2007. A graduate of 
Amherst College, he served in the U.S. 
Navy during World War II, leaving the 
service as a Lieutenant in 1946. He start- 
ed his post-war civilian career as a buyer 
for Filene's Department Store, later work- 
ing for Porteus, Mitchell and Braun 
Department Store in Portland. He pur- 
sued his interest in public service by be- 
coming the City of Portland Economic 
Development Director in 1968, a post he 
held until his retirement in 1989. He 
served as Acting City Manager for a time 
and took pride in his role in attracting the 
Prince of Fundy ferry service to Portland, 
as well as assisting many businesses to lo- 
cate and remain in Portland. After retire- 
ment, he moved to his beloved Gorham 
Farm where he enjoyed his apple orchard 
and woodlot. He remained active in com- 
munity affairs there. He is survived by his 
wife Eleanor, six children, one honorary 
child, 14 grandchildren, and seven great 

Sam Kitchell '38 of Paradise Valley, AZ, 
died on September 11, 2006. He graduat- 
ed from Amherst College and served 
in the U.S. Navy during World War II 
before beginning his career in the 
construction business, soon founding 
Kitchell Corporation, one of the coun- 
try's 35 largest construction managers and 
general contractors with a national repu- 
tation for its expertise in managing and 
building healthcare, education, cultural 
arts and criminal justice facilities. In 1963, 
he converted his company's proft-sharing 
plan to investments in Kitchell stock, of- 
fering stock to key employees. Today, 
the company is 100 percent employee- 
owned. In 1969, he founded the hotel 
chain, Doubletree Inns, which he sold in 
1979 to its management team. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Betty, five children, and 
nine grandchildren. 

Gordon Tooley '39 of Brevard, NC, died 
on December 29, 2006. Gordon graduat- 
ed from the University of Maine — Orono 
and retired as President/ CEO of Dayton 
Asphalt Paving Company. He is survived 
by his wife, Patricia. 

Frederick Stanger '40 of Dayton Beach, 
FL, died on March 10, 2007. He graduat- 
ed from Temple University and Yale. He is 
survived by his wife, Jeanne. 

Louis des Cognets HI '41 of 

Williamstown, MA, died January 19, 
2007. A graduate of Yale University, he 
served in the World War II European the- 
ater as a B-17 pilot and was awarded the 
Distinguished Flying Cross for complet- 
ing 50 combat missions. The president and 
owner of the former Barber Leather Co. 
in North Adams, MA is survived by his 
wife, Jacqueline, two children and two 

Lester Randall Ackerman '41 of 

Belgrade, MT, died on June 22, 2007. 
After graduating from GDA, he attended 
MIT for two years, interrupting his stud- 
ies to serve with the 10th Mountain 
Division during World War II. In 1950 
he developed a successful warehouse 
distribution business, Empire Terminal 
Warehouse, in Dallas, TX. He is survived 
by his wife, Ann, three children and one 
step-child, and grandchildren. His love of 
the mountains and fly fishing drew him 
to Big Sky, MT in 1978. His ashes were 
showered over his favorite fishing areas. 

William Cobb Wiswall '43 ofLynnfield, 
MA, died February 8, 2007. He attended 
Bates College for two years before trans- 
ferring to Bowdoin College and then at- 
tending Boston University Medical 
School. A pediatrician, he retired from his 
practice in 2002. He was past Chief of 
Pediatrics at Lynn Union Hospital for 
over 20 years, past president of the med- 
ical staff at North Shore Children's 
Hospital, and the Middleton school physi- 

cian for over 30 years. In addition, he was 
a clinical instructor of pediatrics at Tufts 
University School of Medicine and a 
Fellow of the American College of 
Pediatrics. A Navy veteran, he served in 
World War II and the Korean Conflict. He 
is survived by his wife, Judith, four chil- 
dren, six grandchildren, and one great 

Robert S. Godfrey '49 of Thompson, 
CT and Biddeford, ME, died on July 20, 
2007. After graduating from GDA, he at- 
tended the Lowell Textile Institute where 
he received his Textile Engineer's degree 
in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army dur- 
ing the Korean Conflict before working 
in sales for many years at Monsanto 
Textile and Hale Mfg., a division of 
Monsanto. He retired as sales manager. He 
and his wife operated and owned Samuel 
Watson House, a bed and breakfast, from 
1984 to 1997. An expert woodcarver, sign 
carver, and jig saw puzzle maker, he sold 
his wares in the gift shop of the B&B. He 
was very active in civic affairs and was a 
founding member of the board of direc- 
tors of the Learning in Retirement pro- 
gram at Quinebaug College. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, JoAnn, four children, 
and eight grandchildren. 

William 'Jack' Little '50 of Cape 
Carteret, NC, died in mid-May 2007. He 
received his B.S. from University of North 
Carolina Chapel Hill and served in the 
U.S. Army in Korea before beginning his 
career in sales and management. He was 
also active in numerous community and 
civic service organizations. He is survived 
by his wife Kathryn and two children. 

in memoriam 



David W. Yesair '50 of Byfield, MA, died 
on April 20, 2007. He graduated from 
UMASS-Amherst and received his Ph.D. 
from Cornell University before pursuing a 
career in lipid research. After working at 
Arthur D. Little, he founded his own 
company, BioMolecular Products. A 
founding member of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Chemists, the International 
Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, and 
the International Lecithin and Phospholid 
Society. He published more than 100 pa- 
pers and articles and held more than 100 
patents. In 2000, he was named GDA 
Alumnus of the Year. He is survived by his 
wife, Ruth, three children, seven grand- 
children, and four great grandchildren. 

Lawrence White Sawyer Jr. '52 of 

Windham, NH, died on March 5, 2007 
following a lengthy illness. A graduate of 
Maine Maritime, he was commissioned an 
Ensign in the Naval Reserve. He worked 
for Gulf Oil Corp. as a marine engineer 
before returning to shore to work for 
Dielectric Communications for over 40 
years. He was a member of the Masons 
and a founding member of St. Ann's 
Episcopal Church in Windham. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Barbara, two daughters, 
and five grandchildren. 

A. Latham Nichols '56 of Barrington, 
NH, died on June 27, 2007. Before start- 
ing his own business, Nichols Equipment 
and Service, he worked for many years in 
his family's business, WH Nichols Co. of 
Waltham, MA. His hobbies were live 
steam railroading, antique cars and motor- 
cycles, snowmobiling, boating, golf, and 
working in his machine shop. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Patricia, four children, 
and several grandchildren. 

Stephen M. Lee '69 of Plympton, MA, 
died on April 16, 2007. A graduate of Lake 
Forest College, he was owner of Retail 
Services m Plympton. Stephen is survived 
by his wife, Barbara, two sons and a grand- 

David Osborne Butler '74 died in July 
2007. A graduate of Franklin and Marshall 
College, he worked in the purchasing de- 
partments of several New England col- 
leges and in building management at the 
Radcliffe Institute in Cambridge. He is 
survived by his two brothers and other 
family and friends. 

Jonathan Thomas Morrissey '80 died on 
February 26, 2007. A resident of Rye, 
NH, he served in the Merchant Marines 
for two years before starting his own 
painting contracting business. He spon- 
sored and played on his own softball team 
and coached his sons' little league teams. 
He enjoyed camping, golf, tennis, hockey, 
skiing, and was semi-pro pool player. He is 
survived by his wife Andrea Jean, three 
sons, and many other friends and relatives. 

John Charles Wechsler '80 of Hartford, 
CT, died on April 27, 2007 after a long 
battle with cancer. After GDA, he attend- 
ed the University of Toronto and 
Columbia University. He traveled exten- 
sively to Sydney, Paris and New York 
where he pursued his passion for poetry 
and writing short stories. He is survived 
by his parents, three siblings, and ten 
nieces and nephews, as well as many 

Andrew Fredrick '82 of Boise, Idaho, died 
on June 16,2007. Formerly of Gloucester, 
MA, he graduated from the University of 
Massachusetts Lowell where he studied 
computer science and business. A pioneer 
in Internet marketing, he launched one of 
the early Internet sales sites, Inkjet express, 
and established a consulting firm, Prior to relocating to 
Idaho, he was treasurer of Walter W 
Fredrick Associates Inc. He is survived by 
his daughter, parents, siblings, and friends. 

Shawn Gager '88 of Manchester-by-the- 
Sea, MA, died on September 14, 2007 of 
complications from treatment of multiple 
sclerosis. She was a graduate of Colby 
College with an MBA from Babson 
College. In 1992, she was named co-play- 
er of the year in hockey in the Eastern 
College Athletic Conference. Never hav- 
ing skated, she was asked to play ice hock- 
ey at GDA after serving as goalie for the 
field hockey and lacrosse teams. She had a 
natural talent for the sport and continued 
playing as an adult, often as the only 
woman on a men's amateur team. 
She coached hockey and other sports at 
BB&N, Hamilton-Wenham regional 
High School, Brookwood School, and 
Shore Country Day School. She was also 
an avid scuba diver, skier, runner and road 
racer. She is survived by her father and 
step-mother, a sister, and her fiance, Sean 

Peter Confalone Jr. '04, a student at the 
Academy from 2000 to 2002, died on 
September 29, 2007. A resident of 
Lynnfield and Gloucester, Peter was the 
son of Peter S. and Janice Confalone. 

in memoriam 

Bruce McCullough, science teacher at the Academy 
since 1997, died on September 12, 2007 after a long and 
courageous battle with cancer. His classroom was always 
a lively place, the walls full of a rain forest mural as well 
as displays of art and information about the living world. 
He maintained a number of aquariums and terrariums 
with fish and amphibians and was a big proponent of 
hands-on learning. Mr. McCullough was one of the first 
faculty members to incorporate Moodle technology 
into his pedagogy. His classes were challenging but his 
students excelled. The students in his 2006-2007 AP Bio 
class earned ten "5"s, ten "4"s and two "3"s, a pretty re- 
markable feat for any teacher, particularly one facing se- 
rious deteriorating health. 

Mr. McCullough was also known for his encyclopedic 
memory of sports trivia. He loved to engage in battles 
of wits with students when he was on duty. Students 
appreciated his great sense of humor and his willingness 
to always offer students extra help. In his leisure time, he 
loved to explore the Duff woods and the marsh area. 

"When I think of Bruce McCullough," Headmaster 
Marty Doggett said at the school's memorial service, "I 
will always remember two of his more sterling qualities: 
his courage and single minded devotion to his students." 

Mr. McCullough received his B.A. in Biology from 
UNH in 1969 and his M.A. from UNH in Biology in 
1970. Before coming to the Academy, he worked at sev- 
eral other schools. Here, he was Associate Dorm Parent 
in Phillips, coached rec basketball, was a community 
service driver and taught Ecology, Anatomy and 
Physiology, and AP Bio. 

He is survived by his sister and many friends. A memo- 
rial service organized by students was held in Moseley 
Chapel on Sunday, October 7. 

Howard J. "Buster" Navins '31, a venerable member of the 
Academy's "Old Guard," died in Westborough, Massachusetts on July 
15, 2007. While attending GDA for his senior year, he played varsity 
basketball and baseball and held the single game scoring mark in bas- 
ketball for 16 years. He received his A.B. from Williams College where 
he had outstanding careers in basketball and baseball and served as cap- 
tain of the 1935 baseball squad. After graduation, he enrolled in 
Teachers College of Columbia University and received his M.A. in 

In 1936, Buster returned to his high school alma mater to begin a dis- 
tinguished 41 -year career at the Academy. He taught Latin, German, 
mathematics and speech; coached the varsity soccer, basketball and 
baseball teams; served as a Dorm Head in Commons and Peirce; en- 
joyed a long tenure as Dean of Students; sat on innumerable school 
committees; and, in his final three years, served as Administrative 
Coordinator for the Headmaster's Office. A distinguished faculty 
teaching chair and a memorial scholarship bear his name. In 1961, he 
was named alumnus of the year by the Alumni Association. The Navins 
Baseball Field was named in his honor in 1978. He was inducted into 
The Governor Dummer Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. An 
oil portrait of Buster greets all admissions visitors who enter the Cobb 
Room in the Phillips building. 

"Buster may never have realized that what came naturally and instinc- 
tively to him was, in fact, extraordinary and life-changing to others" 
said current headmaster Marty Doggett. "Generations of students 
hung on his every word, deriving meaning from his conversations, ges- 
tures and example. He had the unique ability to inspire young people 
to achieve their best selves. He taught the importance of commitment, 
honor and integrity. His encouragement helped to build self-confi- 
dence and the belief that everything and anything was possible. Buster 
wasn't in it for the gratitude so many felt towards him which makes 
what he gave even more good and memorable. He was an outstand- 
ing ambassador for the Academy and a great resource for five head- 

He is survived by his wife, Fran; two sons, Richard '63 and Peter '66; 
and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held in Moseley 
Chapel in September. 

Contributions in memory of Buster may be made to The Howard J. 
Navins '31 Scholarship Fund, c/o The Governor's Academy, Byfield, 
MA 01922. 

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(What makes The Governor's Academy 
(special to you? Pass it on. 

"My wife Susan and I have worked at 
the Academy for a combined 38 years 
and we have lived in a home in the 
South Campus since 1973. While we 
have always felt strongly about con- 
tributing to the Annual Fund, we 
have also included a charitable bequest 
in our will to the Academy 
The Governor's Academy is a great 
place to work and a great place to 
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eated the Schoolhouse 
ociety to honor those who 
tablish planned gifts throu 
■tates, gift annuities, beques 
]/ id trusts for the school. 

'ear Alumni/ae, 

Charitable Bequests 

Richard F. Savage 
Chief Financial Officer 

When you include The Governor's Academy in your will, you're choosing to support 
an organization whose work and tradition you believe in. Your bequest will help the 
Academy continue to grow a solid funding base that will support our student and 
faculty community far into the future. 

Your bequest may take any of several forms. Here are some examples: 

A general bequest is for a certain dollar amount of property, usually cash: "I give to 
The Governor's Academy the sum of $100,000..." 

A specific bequest directs that The Governor's Academy is to receive a specific 
dollar amount, percentage of your estate or piece of property. 

A residual bequest designates all or a portion of whatever remains after all debts, 
taxes expenses and other bequests have been paid: "I give fifty percent (50%) of 
t the rest, residue and remainder of my estate..." 

A contingent bequest takes effect only under certain conditions: "In the event my 
spouse does not survive me, I give..." 

In addition, you may express a preference for how your charitable bequest will be used 
at the Academy. It could be unrestricted, allowing the school to make use of your 
gift where the need is greatest, it could be designated for a particular program or 
it could be designated for endowment. 

gift through one's Estate (as Dicl 
ivage has kindly planned) can be . 

eaningful expression of one's feel- 
gs towards The Academy. If yoi 
rould like to join the Schoolhouse 
ociety by making a charitable 
^quest intention for the Academy 
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ict us. If youve already includ- 

demy in your will bu 
iven't notified us, please considei 

so as we would like to than) 

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Peter W. Bragdon i 

Headmaster Emeritus 

171 High Street, Exeter, NH 0383: 

603-773-5985 or 978-499-3173 


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